Wednesday, 31 October 2018

2018 #19 Tissue Paper: Christmas Gifting with ESN {by Miriam Grazier}

2018 Topic 19: Tissue Paper



First up, Happy Halloween everyone! We are not spooking you today, we are looking forward to the next seasonal event! Miriam has conjured up such a fun idea for a gift, and what an adorable little bag too. Yes, folks, its November tomorrow, so heads out of the stand and it's that time to start thinking about gifts for colleagues, teachers or friends! Miriam gets you on track with this idea! Boo! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Miriam, and I'd like to share with you a a project that I have designed to be given as a Christmas gift this year.  I have decorated a box and created an ATC and a gift bag to go inside.

I often find that stamping onto wood sometimes needs extra patience and can be tricky to get a clearly stamped image first time and so by stamping onto tissue paper first and then adhering it to the box I find this a much easier way of overcoming potential problems.  I also love the texture it creates.  



After I had first painted the box I stamped and adhered Tissue Wrap to it.  After drying I really wasn't happy that the wrap had not fully 'sunken in' to the box.  I carefully peeled all of this back and then started again, this time using a good old tissue. (The stuff that comes in shoes boxes is often really handy)  This worked so much better and the finished result was lovely. 


I adore the new Sara Naumann stamps and used ESN29, ESN31 and teamed them with the older ESN02.  I also used PS113 stencil. (PaperArtsy stockists listed here)
 


ESN02


I love the latest release from Sara Naumann.  The images cover a variety of styles   and can be used with virtually any colour scheme you choose.  When they were first released I showed different colour styles on my blog which are a complete contrast to the colours that I have chosen in this project.


Matte medium (Golden, Ranger) was the best adhesive that I found to use for my project.  I wanted the colours to remain subtle and wanted to maintain the wonderful chalky finish from the Fresco Finish paints.


I really loved making a tissue paper gift bag to go inside my box, and then using the same technique for decoration.  It really added to the rustic feel and made everything coordinated.


I really hope that I have inspired you to have a go at this yourself.  This was a win-win project for me.  Not only did I have great fun creating it but it is now a ready made gift to give to someone. The tissue paper technique is so easy and great if you are stamping on surfaces that are textured or not flat.  

Thanks for joining me this evening.  Happy crafting!


To join our challenge and win a PaperArtsy £50 Voucher:
Simply make something arty relevant to the topic, and link your creation from any social URL (eg. Instagram, Pinterest, Blog Post etc) sharing your original make to this challenge page.

The current topic link Topic 19: Tissue Paper will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, 11th November 2018, and the winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.

All links go in the draw to win a PaperArtsy £50 voucher. Please make sure we can contact you as a prize winner - it helps if you share your contact info from the platform you opt to use.

Good Luck! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!

Monday, 29 October 2018

2018 #19 Tissue Paper: Christmas Cards with JoFY {by Anneke De Clerck}

 2018 Topic 17: Tissue Paper


Here's a bright and cheery idea for you using Tissue Paper. Our new topic is kicked off by Anneke with a powerful colour punch. And topped off with some wonderful JoFY toppings! Love it! ~Leandra
Hi everyone, it's Anneke with you today. I'd like to share with you a set of Christmas cards I made. For the backgrounds as well as for the focal images I used tissue paper. I transformed leftover pieces of white tissue paper into colorful paper by painting it with Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics. I made collaged backgrounds and did some stamping on the painted tissue paper as well.

I've chosen to work with JoFY stamps. It was hard to make a choice because the JoFY collection includes lots of beautiful Christmas stamps.


I cut 3 panels (10,5 x 15 cm) out of Smoothy Regular A4 White Stamping Card to work on. I folded cards from the same paper and adhered the finished panels to the top fold cards using double sided tape.


I started by painting white tissue paper with Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics Hey Pesto, Granny Smith, Bubble Gum, Bougainvillea, Blah Mange, Banana, Mermaid, Caribbean Sea, Teresa Green and London Bus.


I looked through my stash for matching tissue paper as well. These are leftover gel prints from a previous project.


Next I cut the tissue paper into small squares and rectangles. There was no measuring involved.


With all those bits and pieces I created collages. I randomly adhered the tissue paper to the panels using Golden Matte Medium. I applied a coat of Matte Medium on top of the finished collages to seal the surface.


These are the 3 finished collages above.




To create the focal images I worked with stamps from the JOFY27, JOFY20 & JOFY08 stamp sets.


To make the tissue paper stronger and more workable I glued it on scraps of Smoothy Regular A4 White Stamping Card. After drying I stamped the focal images on top using Archival Ink Jet Black and cut out.


 I added marks to the background by scribbling with a white pen.


I used the paper-piecing technique on the tree. I worked with blue, green and orange tissue paper. 


For a festive look I decorated the tree with mini pompoms.


I'm very fond of the new JOFY 68 stamp set. 


The large words look awesome on cards in my believe.


I love making Christmas cards in non traditional colors but I'm sure these collaged backgrounds would look lovely in red and green too!

As you can imagine the surface of the finished collaged panels was a bit bumpy. When it comes to stamping text I'm aiming for a crisp outcome. That's why I used my MISTI to stamp the text.

Tissue paper is very forgiving to work with. Small imperfections on the tissue paper disappear after collaging and the wrinkles only add more interest to the background.

Keep in mind to avoid adhering dark colored tissue paper on the areas where you want to stamp text. I made a small mistake by adding a dark blue piece of tissue paper on the right side of the card. After stamping the word 'Christmas' on top I noticed a small part of the word wasn't visible anymore. Luckily I could fix that mistake because both the card and the stamp were still in position on the MISTI. I glued a light blue piece of tissue paper on top of the dark one and restamped the word.

I hope I could inspire you to grab some tissue paper yourself and start creating. Don't forget to link your project to the challenge page. I can't wait to see what you come up with!
To join our challenge and win a PaperArtsy voucher:

Simply make something arty relevant to the topic, and link your creation from any social URL (eg. Instagram, Pinterest, Blog Post etc) sharing your original make to this challenge page.

The current topic link Topic 19: Tissue Paper will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, 11th November 2018, and the winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.

All links go in the draw to win a PaperArtsy voucher Please make sure we can contact you as a prize winner - it helps if you share your contact info from the platform you opt to use.

Good Luck! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!

Sunday, 28 October 2018

2018 Topic 19: Tissue Paper {Topic Introduction and Challenge}

 2018 Topic 19: Tissue Paper

Hi again everyone, as things cool down weather wise here in the Northern hempishere, we all start to hunker down and twiddle our thumbs a bit. School kids are settled, Christmas is still a way off, so its time for some me-time for you! Well I'm sure you are all busy, but as the night close in, it does seem to make sense to door more indoorsy activities!  

Perhaps I can tickle your fancy with a new topic? This one was snapped up by our bloggers (they get to choose what topics they blog) so I'm guessing it might be popular with you too. It's all about translucency and texture. Humble Tissue Paper can be magical as the uses are so varied, it can completely transform a project, whether stained, waxed attached to fabric with maybe stitches or glue. Sometimes it is tricky to use because of its fragility, but perseverance pays off. We have a wealth of ideas this topic for your enjoyment, and don't forget to follow our Pinterest boards for plenty more ideas too!

Before we start, let's see who won the Topic 18: Stamping Platforms Challenge...

The winner is: Flo Langley . Flo actually submitted a couple of gorgeous posts this challenge, and got the most out of her detailed stamps using her platform!

Thanks to everyone who joined in!
Email Leandra to claim your prize. sales@paperartsy.co.uk 

Tissue paper has been around a long time, at least since the 19th century, it is very thin and translucent and has been used for packaging, cushioning and decoration. It is available in white and a whole myriad of colours, and more recently we find patterned tissue, from bold stripes and spots to flowers and text. Of course you can colour your own tissue with ink, and you can stamp all over it. Tissue paper has also been used as a musical instrument, the paper was wrapped around a hair comb and once blown it created sounds like a kazoo. 

Tissue paper is perfect for combining with thin wire, these two lightweight mediums can be fashioned into limitless shapes, for example this mobile. It was inspired by the work of Alexander Calder.

Catherine de Chabaneix, Sophie Cuvelier
As in the photo at the top of this post, tissue can create fabulous texture. Here a humble plate has been transformed and made to look so much more. 

Jennifer
A really magical use for tissue paper is stamping and applying to candles, if you have never tried this technique you really must give it a go. The paper melts into the candle and all but disappears, leaving behind the stamping. So clever!

Arielle H Gordon
Tissue paper has also been used as dressing making patterns for a long time, through expensive when new, they can be found in second hand shops for very little. they are beautiful shades of cream, yellow and brown and can be used in artwork. 

Etienne GĂ©linas 
Another decoupage example here, but instead of glueing to the front of the substrate the paper is attached to the back. This plate is clear glass and so the tissue paper and text will show through. 

Andrea
Tissue paper, because it is so lightweight, makes the perfect substrate to use in jewellery. these pendants are beautiful. Don't forget resin paper is another version of this too.

Andrea Ockey Parr
Because tissue paper is cheap, absorbent and grabs even tiny details is makes for a great paper to use on gelli plates, you have to work carefully as the paint will grab the tissue and tears can happen. Work slowly and you can achieve magic. As the paint layers build the tissue becomes so much stronger and robust - perfect for sewing!

Linda Germain
More gelli action now from Birgit Koopsen, here she prints off lots of sheets and then layers them up. It is a great blog post, click through to see it. 


Birgit Koopsen
Tissue paper is translucent, this means you can paint on the back of the paper and the colours will show through. Watch as Leandra shows you how to do this technique. 


These leaves and tiny flowers were die cut from printed tissue paper and then dropped into UTEE in a melting pot, click through to see a step by step project. They are encased in UTEE, but still retain their delicate nature and translucency. 


Tammy Tutterow
Another video now, this time from Marta, watch how she stamps onto tissue, then tear out her images and apply them to a journal page before adding colour. 


Some coloured tissue paper will bleed when you wet it, this picture was created with 'bleeding' tissue paper . the paper is cut out and laid on the canvas then water is added, simple as that, the colour bleeds and the paper can be removed leaving behind the colour. 

Not all tissue bleeds in this way, so you will need to test your paper. 


Amanda
Finally, using tissue paper with resin gives you a beautiful ethereal almost plastic substrate which becomes strong enough to make covers and pages for a little book. Click through to see all the stages this went through. 

Susan Weckesser
I hope that has given you loads of inspiration, tissue is something we all have and it is so versatile, Have a great 2 weeks and don't forget to link up so we can see what you make. 

Don't forget to follow Darcy and Leandra's Pinterest boards if this topic pushes your buttons, you will see plenty more examples to whet your appetite there! I am really looking forward to seeing what you create over the next 2 weeks!

~ Leandra





To join our challenge and win a PaperArtsy voucher:

Simply make something arty relevant to the topic, and link your creation from any social URL (eg. Instagram, Pinterest, Blog Post etc) sharing your original make to this challenge page.

The current topic link Topic 19: Tissue Paper will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, 11th November 2018, and the winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


All links go in the draw to win a PaperArtsy voucher Please make sure we can contact you as a prize winner - it helps if you share your contact info from the platform you opt to use.

Good Luck! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!

2018 #18 Stamping Platforms: Art journal with ECF {by Kate Yetter}

 2018 Topic 18: Stamp Platform Techniques



Here's a bonus post for you from Kate who has a completely different take on the 'stamping platform' concept. She has created a fantastic 'guide', and also shares her wonderful use of colour, layers and texture. Enjoy! ~ Leandra


Hi everyone, Kate here today,sharing an art journal layout that I made using an improvised stamping platform. While I don't own a commercial platform, I used what I had lying around to accomplish a related idea. It's a useful guide tool.


I sprayed my piece of paper with infusions and cut it to my desired size. 


I used a glass mat with pre-etched squares and graph. I placed a piece of plain cardstock beneath the mat to reveal the lines. I lined my sprayed paper up with the edge of the largest square and taped it in place using washi tape.


I placed my un-inked stamp on top of the paper, lined the edge of my acrylic stamp block up with the corner of the square on the mat and then placed the acrylic block on top of the stamp to adhere it, being careful not to move the stamp.



Now that my stamp is properly positioned on the acrylic block, I inked up my stamp, lined it up on the grid and stamped the corners of my paper.



 For the background, I applied grunge paste through the Scrapcosy 105 Stencil.




Fresco Finish Paints were dripped in the background and a bit of embossing was added to the textured areas.
 



Tissue paper was layered in the background and I stamped using the Eclectica³ Courtney Franich Set 04 (ECF04). 


I also used Eclectica³ Scrapcosy Set 16 (ESC16) for the sentiment, which has been stamped on a tea bag.


Sewing scraps were added from one of my recent projects along with black thread to add a bit of texture.



I loved all of the textures included in this stamp set. They were perfect for my mixed media background.


I finished off the layout with black gesso splatters and doodling around the edges.



At first, I was a little worried about how I was going to incorporate stamping platforms into my journal spread, mainly because I only ever stamp randomly. But I liked that I was able to create a frame for my TH paper doll, using what I had on hand. 

So glad you stopped by the blog today. You've still got time to get you challenge entered!

Kate Yetter


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To join our challenge and win a PaperArtsy £50 voucher:

Simply make something arty relevant to the topic, and link your creation from any social URL (eg. Instagram, Pinterest, Blog Post etc) sharing your original make to this challenge page.

The current topic link Topic 18: Stamp Platform Techniques will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, 28th October 2018, and the winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.

All links go in the draw to win a PaperArtsy £50 gift voucher. Please make sure we can contact you as a prize winner - it helps if you share your contact info from the platform you opt to use.

Good Luck! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!

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