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

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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 – sending huge hugs your way! Great stamp set!

    Jennifer – thanks for another great video!

  2. Dear Jen,

    my heartfelt wishes for a good and strong recovery. I’ve seen my best friend struggle so I know a bit how hard the times must be for you at the moment.
    I’m sending a huge load of good vibes and energy all the way from Europe. Please stay strong, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you. Love, Mink

  3. Love that you include your children. I did lots of crafts with my two many years ago. Thanks for inspiring us.

  4. Praying that God will comfort and heal you. Thank you for thinking of others and how they can be encouraged in their own battles. Love the tissue paper cards. I remember doing this to stain paper and fingers! Bless you Jennifer for sharing your talents.

  5. We all need someone to inspire us from time to time: thank you for sharing these uplifting words. If more people shared such positive energy the world would be a better place! #staystrong

  6. This idea is awesome and what a fantastic release from RC. In love the cause this is helping and the big hearts of all in this community.

  7. You are so very talented. I know we all appreciate your sharing with all of us.
    This new paint tissue paper is beautiful! Prayers for Jen.

  8. Such a cool effect! I love the softness of the pink hearts background, but all of them are awesome! TFS

  9. Thoughts and prayers for Jen and others fighting this dreaded disease. I enjoyed your bleeding tissue video. Brings back good memories.

  10. Thanks for another fun video. I’ve never seen this technique before and think it could be so much fun. Endless possibilities. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Jen, hang in there. You are doing a wonderful thing with this stamp set, I wish all the best to you. (((((hugs)))))

  11. Awesome cards…love the colors and sentiments. Sending prayers and good wishes for Jen as she fights this horrible disease. Hang in there…take it one moment, one hour, one day at a time and know that so many of us are rooting for you

  12. What a fun technique especially to do with the kids this summer! You always bring us such awesome things to try! One of the reasons why I love you so much Jennifer, you take the hard work out of it for us! 🙂
    Love the beautiful cards that you and your sweet daughter were able to create! And thank you so much for this amazing and generous giveaway! As for Jen … stay strong! Continue to have your faith and never give up even when it feels like a loss! Continue to fight and find that reason to fight because in the end, The Lord will only give us what He knows we can handle. You’ve got this! And you will be in my prayers!
    Jo’s Scrap Shack

  13. Jennifer, these cards are so much fun and I can’t wait to do some with my grands. They will get such a kick out of them. Lila did a great job. Jen, I admire you so much for your great attitude during your brave fight and for thinking of others as you go through your journey. This is a great stamp set and my prayers are with you and your family.

  14. I remember this paperfrom years age. It is fun to work with. I’ll need to get some for the grandchildren in July. Thanks.

  15. Love the tissue paper. It make such a great card. I have 2 grandchildren that would love to use it to make cards. Must get some.

  16. Jen you have inspired me in so many ways. I am challenged with MS and I push to do projects that bless others and help me with fine motor skills. Jen I am ordering your products and doing projects I have never thought or imagined I could do. Thanks for blessing us with your creativity, heart and skills and always keep fighting and knowing how strong you are! I love what you do and you give me the tools to make my life more fulfilling. I send the cards to others and hopefully put a smile on their face! Sharing the joy! Bless you Jen!
    Love the tissue paper technique!

  17. Jennifer –
    Sending much love & prayers to you & family.
    I love your (& Lila’s) cards…..can’t wait to try this. I don’t remember ever doing this as a kid, but what a great idea!
    I really like Reverse Confetti’s ‘Swoosh Cover Panel’ die – it would make a great shaker card…..

  18. Wow, once again Jennifer, you’ve taught me a new technique. I must have been deprived as a child because I don’t ever remember being introduced to this fun technique. LOL All the cards are beautiful and I am simply amazed that it only requires tissue paper and some watercolor paper!
    Jen, thank you for doing something positive for this cause. I lost a relative way too early from this disease. My prayers will be with you for strength and complete healing. Continue to fight and stay strong.

  19. Wishing you strength & peace, Jen–wonderful new products! Thanks for the fun video, Jennifer!

  20. Jen – Thank you for all these great new products that allow us to encourage and brighten the days for others battling this and other diseases. May you find strength and encouragement in your journey, our prayers are with you.

  21. Hugs for you, Jen. You are in my prayers. Another great video Jen…love the sentiments in this set. So encouraging for all who are facing adversity. TFS

  22. What a FABULOUS TECHNIQUE, Jennifer!!!! 😉 THANK YOU!!! And for Jen, it is SO NICE that you can touch others lives with your business like this! That is what life is all about, touching others in love in their time of need. Just as Christ would. God Bless you in your endeavors & may God be with you through this trial!

  23. We’re praying for you and your family. The battle is already won.
    Nice cards, especial the one done by the little helper.

  24. Amazing cards, as always. When my husband was in rejection from his kidney & pancreas transplants nearly 26 years ago, we found a cartoon of a long-necked bird attempting to swallow a frog and placed it in his room for encouragement. Although you couldn’t see the frog’s face (which was stuck in the bird’s bill on descent!), the frog had his hands out and around the bird’s neck. The caption: NEVER give up.
    Prayers to you and your family.

  25. Sending healing prayers your way, Jen. I remember being very frustrated every time my tissue got wet (usually from sweat) and started bleeding color. It never occurred to me or my teachers that this could be a good thing. It looks like I’m going to have to go play.

  26. This is an amazing stamps etc that will be used by many to make wonderful inspirational cards. Jennifer, I lift you up in prayer for peace, and comfort, and miraculous healing! Be strong, and lean on your sisters for help and love! It’s a blessing to lift you up, and a blessing get for your friends to help. We love you!!

  27. Such cards are wonderful spirit lifters. When I was going through chemo, I got cards from my “Chemo Angel,” from an organization of that name. I was going to sign up to be a Chemo Angel, but when I got to it, I signed up as a patient instead…and have later continued that tradition with family members of friends…

  28. Sending a lot of positive thoughts. No one should have to battle cancer. Remain strong and beat it!

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