Tissue Paper Painting
What you will make:
Tissue paper painting is an easy technique for making colorful tissue paper.
Simply pleat a piece of tissue paper and paint the folded edges. Repeat the
process once or twice to create an even more exciting design. White or
pastel-colored tissue paper may be used. The dye in some colored paper may run
when wet, but this can be considered part of the design. The painted tissue
paper may be used to wrap packages, line envelopes, to cover a notepad, and in
greeting cards, suncatchers, collages, and much more.
Note: The tissue paper will become fragile and easy to tear when wet.
Children will probably need help with the unfolding step, or they may tear
their creations. You may also want to experiment with different
brands of tissue paper, since some will work better than others.
Tissue paper painting is great for family, classroom or group craft time. Everyone will love the results.
It requires no more preparation than the gathering of materials.
Here's what you need:
- Tissue paper (white or colored)
- Paint (watercolor, poster or acrylic)
- Optional: Ironing board, surgical gloves.
- Bulldog clips or a chip bag clip
This project is rated EASY to do.