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.
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…
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
BLOG HOP FOR A CAUSE
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.