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Tissue Paper Watercolor + GIVEAWAY + Hop For a Cause

Hello! Today’s video shares a tissue paper watercolor technique that I remember doing as a kid. It is simply FUN. Also, I am part of a blog hop for a very good cause.

Tissue Paper Watercolor Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

Sometimes it is fun to just PLAY. Play with our crafty supplies! Today’s tissue paper technique is fabulous to do with kids… a perfect project for summer! Lila helped me with these…

Tissue Paper Watercolor Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For these cards, you need “bleeding” tissue paper. As a kid, we used the stuff you would by for wrapping gifts. However, not all tissue paper works anymore. (Try what you have – it may work!) So I was *so* excited to find Vicki Boutin Reactive Tissue Paper! This works perfect for this technique. And there is a TON in the package for a good price. Yay! I just did simple use of this great product. There are many ways to step-it-up!

Tissue Paper Watercolor Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

To use the Reactive Tissue Paper, simply cut, die cut, punch, or tear pieces as desired. Next just spray watercolor paper with water and then add the pieces! That’s it. Once they are dry you can easily remove the tissue pieces and a fun, unpredictable watercolor effect is left behind.

Lila made this first one with a mix of circles. The results are such fun! Would be good for a birthday card, too.

Tissue Paper Watercolor Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

We stamped a sentiment from the Reverse Confetti One Day At a Time Stamp Set (more on that below) with VersaFine Onyx Black Pigment Ink and clear embossed. We also layered some Studio Katia Crystal Rainbow Sequins and clear gemstones. Very fast to put together!

Tissue Paper Watercolor Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Lila also made this soft background card. She layered lots of orange, pink, and yellow Vicki Boutin Reactive Tissue Paper circles. Once it was dry and we removed the tissue paper, we added soft stamped hearts and a heat embossed sentiment.

Tissue Paper Watercolor Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For the card on the left, I die cut pink Reactive Tissue Paper hearts and added them in a “pattern” on wet watercolor paper. I really like that soft, watercolor look! I also added a pink heart die cut accent, heat embossed sentiment and a Queen & Company Fimo Fun Toppings heart accent.

Tissue Paper Watercolor Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Isn’t that little Queen & Company Fimo Fun Toppings hearts cute? The package comes with lots of them in lots of colors. Stars and hearts! Oh – I also added some white gel pen dots.

Tissue Paper Watercolor Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Next, I decided to go with something graphic. I die cut Reactive Tissue Paper with the Reverse Confetti Tall Triangles Dies and added it to wet watercolor paper. The results are fun! Again, I added sequins gems, and Queen & Company Fimo Fun Toppings star.

Tissue Paper Watercolor Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This last card may be my favorite… and it was definitively the easiest to make! I will be making a lot of these. After wetting watercolor paper, I added strips of Reactive Tissue Paper. I let them overlap and mix. Once dry, I have a fun rainbow…

I white heat embossed the Reverse Confetti One Day At a Time Stamp Set sentiment and added sequins. At the center of the sequins and scattered around the card, there are Queen & Co Bright Pearlies Toppings. Such fun embellishments!

Tissue Paper Watercolor Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


Today I am very honored to be a part of a blog hop focused on the new Reverse Confetti One Day At a Time Stamp Set. The proceeds of this stamp set go to support The Pink Fund. The Pink Fund helps breast cancer patients focus on healing, raising their families, and returning to the workplace by providing financial aid for a brief period during treatment and recovery. An amazing organization! The Jen, owner of Reverse Confetti, is currently battling breast cancer. I admire her for focusing on helping others while taking on her own battle. Jen has a heart of gold! You can find the set HERE or HERE at Simon Says Stamp.

Here is the set…

You can learn more about Jen’s efforts HERE.

I am the last stop on the hop, so be sure to start at the beginning over at the Reverse Confetti Blog! There are some great blogs participating!


I am giving away a $25 gift certificate to Reverse Confetti! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 5/12/17 leaving a message of encouragement for Jen. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)


Want to find the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), etc.

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356 thoughts on “Tissue Paper Watercolor + GIVEAWAY + Hop For a Cause”

  1. Jen. Sometime our way of thinking is half the battle. You are living with cancer not dying of cancer. Live don’t just survive. Life is so much more than body parts. Live it to the fullest. You can do it.

  2. Before I talk to Jen, I just wanted to say, go Lila!! I can only imagine her taking after her wonderful mommy and spreading kindness with cards – they look so cute! 🙂 Now for another amazing woman:
    Dear Jen,
    When I see your posts on Instagram, I see two things: I see your struggle – barely as only you know what you’re truly going through with treatments and consequences. But then I see your vigor in work and in brightening others’ lives. You may lose some battles (with regards to having bad days, treatments) but beautiful lady, the core of your loving spirit remains untouched and you continue spreading hope to others no matter what – and that is WINNING THE WAR!! You got this – hang on to that resolve and thank you for all that you do for others!! Wishing you the BEST through everything – you are a true warrior…. **HUGS* 🙂

  3. Dear Jen, for you to want to help others, as you are battling cancer yourself, speaks volumes of the kind of person you are. I pray that you will always be strong enough to fight, but if you’re not, know that you have many of us fighting and praying for you.

  4. Jen – you’re an amazing, thoughtful, and beautiful woman to be thinking of others who are struggling when you are going through a difficult time yourself. May you be at peace with the road you are being taken down and may you continue to have the courage and strength to get through all that you’re faced with. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this journey. Hugs!! (Jennifer, thanks for sharing another awesome technique. Love the look. Beautiful cards you and your daughter made)

  5. I can remember a time when I got mad because the color from tissue paper bled when it got wet. Love this idea and makes me look at the positive side of colored tissue paper. Jen, hope you have many happy days ahead.

  6. Jen,
    Wishing you Peace, Hope, Joy and Love! I just love this poem:

    The Footprints Prayer
    One night I had a dream… I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord, and Across the sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; One belonged to me, and the other to the Lord. When the last scene of my life flashed before us, I looked back at the footprints in the sand. I noticed that many times along the path of my life, There was only one set of footprints. I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in my life This really bothered me, and I questioned the Lord about it. “Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, You would walk with me all the way; But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, There is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why in times when I needed you the most, you should leave me. The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child. I love you, and I would never, never leave you during your times of trial and suffering. When you saw only one set of footprints, It was then that I carried you.

  7. Love the stamp set, which I just purchased from Jen’s site. Wishing you much success in beating this, Jen! You are brave and strong and I’m hoping you keep your courage up as you’ve done in continuing your battle. Don’t give up!!

  8. The Pink Fund seems like a worthy and important cause; I hope it has brought some much needed relief and support to the women and their friends and family who battle this disease. Praying that Jen remains brave, brilliant and resilient through her cancer care and treatment.

  9. Hi Jennifer ~ Like so many others, this cause is near and dear to my ?. I’ve had family and friends who are breast cancer survivors/thrivers and my 32 year old daughter’s best friend is battling this ugly disease now. So many reasons to be thankful each day and today I’m thankful you’ve shared these fun cards to do with little ones, not to mentio these fabulous stamps! (Note to Lila: I hope my cards turn out as beautiful as yours!!) ~HUGS~

  10. Love the cause! Hoped over and left Jen a message. Love the tissue paper ideas. I never did this when I was a kid. Will definitely try it. Enjoyed the sharing with Lila. A great idea for my mother/daughter time with my teen. She’ll love this. Love your work AND your great heart!

  11. Praying for strength and so that there will soon be a cure for cancer. I think everyone knows at least one person affected by cancer. We need to find a cure!!! Keep fighting Jen. Stay strong.

  12. Jen, sending healing vibes your way. Remember to take care of yourself so that you can care for others when you’re able. Stay strong! We’re all pulling for you.

  13. You’re right this will make a perfect summer fun activity! Can’t wait to try it!
    ~God bless~

  14. What a fun technique. I love Lila’s cards, especially the pink, orange and yellow one. I remember doing this technique with the reactive tissue many years ago.

  15. Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Jen.
    Do whatever you are told and don’t try to
    over-do – take a chill pill.

  16. Jen- I wish you strength as you recover and heal. One of these days we will discover how to beat this disease for good.

    This is a beautiful technique that I have to try!

  17. Jen, so sorry you have to go through all this. You are an incredible woman to be thinking of others and giving back during your battle! I just hit my 5-year survivor mark and this is the first I’ve heard of the Pink Fund. Thanks for bringing awareness to this organization. Thoughts and prayers to you! God Bless!

  18. Jen so sorry you have to go through this, my thoughts & prayers are with you. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  19. Jen, wishing you strength as you fight this disease. We know you can do it! And can I say thank you for designing such a wonderful, encouraging sentiment set, and for such a great cause.

  20. All my best to you Jen and I love this set 🙂 Thanks Jennifer for the video although I was hoping to catch a cameo glimpse of that adorable little face of Lila’s!!!!!! 😉 Or even an audio clip!!!!! I sure do miss the good old days when my little girl (now 10 yrs old) was Lila’s age 😉

  21. Jen: Hoping and praying for you as you fight this battle. Every day is worth fighting for and you are in the fight of your life. You can do this…just take one day at a time. Good luck, my friend.

  22. Hi Jen, I am so very sorry to hear you are battling breast cancer. Having assisted my sister during her battle in the recent years, I am confident you will beat this! I am also confident that you will realize you are stronger than you ever thought and your body will take care of you! Hang in there…You got this!

  23. Jennifer, thank you for introducing me to The Pink Fund. It will be my new “cause” & while I’m not ready to reveal it, it has given me inspiration for a new project—one of those lightening bolts! Like Laurie above, I had not heard of this wonderful organization.

    Jen: As a nearly 5-year breast cancer survivor, I want to offer you encouragement & thanks for your beautiful stamp set. One thing that meant so much to me was how friends & family reached out during that time & sent me such beautiful cards & notes. After my treatments were finished, I wanted to scrapbook my experience. I looked high & low for scrapbook products: words of encouragement, supplies that reflected my experience, pretty papers, etc. I scoured the internet, but results were piddly. I’m so happy to see that more recently (especially this spring) I’m seeing more & more of such items available. And a special thanks for your focus on helping others. Be strong. Prayers are with you & other BC victims.

  24. Sending love, prayers, and wishes for speedy healing. May all the kindness,creativity and joy you give to so many flow back to you as well from all of us. I really appreciate your blog, videos and amazing creativity. Much love to you and your family.

  25. Positive thoughts and prayers for you. So admirable that you are thinking of others as you fight your own battle with breast cancer! My aunt is a 20+ year survivor!

  26. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.'”

  27. Take care of yourself Jen! Thank you for creating such a wonderful inspiring sentiment stamp set.

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