This week in Art Club we painted with tissue paper. The technique is really fun and easy. All you need is some heavy paper that can take getting wet, tissue paper that will bleed (spectra tissue works really well), and a spray bottle of water.
The first step is to tear the colored tissue into smallish pieces and arrange them on the heavy paper.
Next, spray the project with water. Make sure that all of the tissue is wet and touching the paper (the color will only transfer where the tissue touches the paper).
The last step requires patience. - Let dry. As the tissue dries the color will bleed onto the paper below. Anywhere that the tissue colors overlap will give a blend of color that is sort of magical to watch.
After the project is dry it is time to remove the tissue paper. If you remove the tissue too soon, the paper underneath may get damaged or torn.
We plan to use these papers to make covers for books that the students will take home at the end of the year. I have sewn blank papers (copy paper folded in half) together for the middle section of the book. The covers will be mat board covered in our tissue painted papers. I think we will use black duct tape for the spine.
I'll be sure to show you some of the finished books.
Before I do any more on the books I need to make some graduation announcements and senior recital invitations for M. There is never a dull moment here on the farm.