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!
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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.

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Miriam said...

This is wonderfuk this technique.

Helen said...

what beautiful cards!

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous, bright cards Anneke! I love them!
Alison xx

Flo Langley said...

Fabulous! :)

Jennie Atkinson said...

Oh gosh what patience to create those backgrounds!!! but they are stunning. And such fabulous use of Jofy's stamps too.

Paper Wishes said...

What amazing, colourful cards. So full of festivity. x

Enny said...

Wow, such beautiful cards, wonderful colours, and a great idea with tissue paper ! I do have some of the stamps and I also love the big words ! Enny

Susan Battensby said...

Your cards are beautiful and so different to traditional Christmas cards.
I love the large word stamps too.

Hazel Agnew said...

Totally amazing! Love these so much Anneke! So vibrant and refreshing! Need Joys new stamps! Xx

Etsuko said...

What a stunning project, love the tissue papers collage and vivid colours. xx