Thursday, 25 February 2016

Bleeding Tissue Paper technique

Hi everyone!
It's Branka here and today is my turn to bring you an Inspirational post. I've chosen to play with Bleeding tissue paper technique using a crepe paper.

If you want to play with this technique you will need:
- bleeding tissue paper ( you can get it in craft and art supply store) or crepe paper (couldn't find any bleeding tissue paper in my country)
- a flat watercolour brush
- a cup of water and a spray bottle full of water
- a watercolour paper (for the best result) or mixed media paper
You will also need a craft mat and some disposable gloves to protect your working surface and your hands.


This technique is very simple and easy to use so you can play with your kids if you want. It's so much fun!
If you want to create a beautiful coloured background for your art journal page or a card, then this technique is for you!

Step 1:
Generously spray water all over your paper.
Step 2:
Layer a variety of bleeding tissue paper pieces or crepe paper across the paper surface. Overlap the paper pieces to get the better result.
Step 3:
Spray water all over your layered paper again. The more water you add the better the colour bleeds from the paper.


Step 4:
Let it dry. You can use your heat gun if you want.
Step 5:
Once the background is dry, collect all your tissue/crepe paper pieces. You can use them in future
projects since they look amazing.

Here is the background:



Another way to layer your tissue or crepe paper is using your watercolour flat brush and a cup of water. This technique is better for those who want to have more control in layering smaller pieces of paper.

Step 1:
Spray water all over your paper surface.
Step 2:
Layer your coloured paper pieces one by one and apply water using your watercolor brush on each
piece as you layering them.


Step 3:
Let it dry.
Step 4:
Once the background is dry, collect your paper pieces.


Tip:
You can just tear the tissue/crepe paper to get random shapes or you can use your paper punches or dies to cut out some shapes and layered them on your paper surface.

You can use stripes of paper if you want:


This is the result: 



Also, you can play with your stencils or masks to achieve the more unique look of your background.
Just place the stencil on your wet paper surface before you layer the tissue paper. In this case, the tissue paper goes on top of the stencil.


How fun is that!



This is an art journal page I created using the bleeding tissue paper technique on the background:


What a wonderful way to add colours to your pages!
Those are beautiful pieces of crepe paper that left and can be used in another project:


I hope I inspired you to try this fun and easy technique!
Hugs! Branka




12 comments:

  1. Wow! Branka! Just when I thought I've seen it all! This is an amazing fun technique and you have done a beautiful job of illustrating it! Fabulous tutorial and gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous results! Great idea to layer over your stencils! I'm going to give this one a try! Thank you for your fabulous tutorial! Big hugs!

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  2. Wow! Branka! Just when I thought I've seen it all! This is an amazing fun technique and you have done a beautiful job of illustrating it! Fabulous tutorial and gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous results! Great idea to layer over your stencils! I'm going to give this one a try! Thank you for your fabulous tutorial! Big hugs!

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  3. this is wonderful Branka - I've never had much success with this technique but wow - I must try it again now xx

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  4. B, you are the person that opened my eyes to this technique and it sure looks like a fun and easy one to try! Thanks for the inspiration and the wonderful ways this technique can be used! Awesome sauce designs and your finished journal page is gorgeous! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  5. Wow, Branka! I've been hoarding these tissue papers for ages and it's time to let go and create! Can't wait to play, thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  6. This is a brilliant tutorial Branka, a technique I have never thought to try but I am itching to have a go now! Thanks so much for sharing these techniques - I love the page you made too! Hugs, Anne xx

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  7. Fantastic tutorial, love the bright bold effects you get with this technique, and such stunning journal pages.....LOVE!! Ruth x

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  8. Amazing Branka! I never in a million years would have thought of this! You surely are an inspiration! hugs :)

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  9. Fantastic Branka! The colours are really vibrant . A great tutorial showing lots of different ways of using the papers. I'll definitely be trying this out ! Toni xx

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  10. What fun Branka, I've seen this with the bleeding tissue paper but never with the crepe, wonderful effects! Thanks so much for sharing your techniques, Deb xo

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