Thursday, 21 March 2013

Tissue paper background.

Hi All, Tracy here. I wanted to share with you how to make a different background using tissue paper, inks & embossing powder.

Take a piece of plain tissue paper and roughly cut to the size you need..

Next scrunch into a ball, I do it into a fairly tight ball as I like lots of texture..

Now taking distress ink go over the tissue paper, the reason to do this is otherwise you end up with the whiteness of the tissue paper, I have used Tea dye, but change the colour to match whatever colour embossing powder you want to use...

Next I very roughly went over the tissue paper with a gold/bronze pigment ink, this will allow the embossing powder to stick and will also add extra depth...

This is what the tissue paper now looks like...

Next add your embossing powder, I used a bronze embossing powder, but you can of course use any colour, and this looks brilliant with some of the embossing fragments that Lisa sells...

Using a heatgun VERY carefully melt the embossing powder, make sure you keep the heatgun moving, and that you keep it a little bit further away than normal due to how thin tissue paper is. You will then have your finished item...

And this is it used on a card....

It is a very different look that could be used in so many ways.
The stamp I have used it Visable Image Isabella, and she is available from Lisa, as is the seam binding and card.

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  1. wow cool tutorial, thanks for sharing x

    1. You are welcome Kay, thanks for stopping by x

  2. WOW that's a totally fabulous technique. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to have to try it out!