Wednesday 7 November 2018

2018 #19 Tissue Paper: Nautical Art with ESC {by Josefine Fouarge}

 2018 Topic 17: Tissue Paper

If you have a lumpy background, then tissue paper is often the answer to getting a stamped image onto your background. Josefine's sailing ship has so much detail that is still looking perfect on the textured background she made with other plentiful paint layers! ~ Leandra

Hello everyone! Josefine here with a nautical art journal page. I love to work with tissue paper - for mono printing, mixed media projects, to stamp a crisp image and then add it to my journal, and so much more.

For this page, I decided to go with a nautical theme, so I picked the Scrapcosy stamps ESC 10, 11 and 12.

 Eclectica³ Scrapcosy Set 10 (ESC10)
Eclectica³ Scrapcosy Set 11 (ESC11)

 Eclectica³ Scrapcosy Set 12 (ESC12)

I started by stamping all the fishes and sea creatures that I wanted to use for this page onto some leftover pages that I used to clean up my Gel Press. I love tissue paper for the exact reason, so I can use them later on to "color" stamps.

Then I fussy-cut all the images. I also painted the first layer for my art journal page by adding little drops of Fresco Finish paints in Venice Blue (FF133), Glacier Ice (FF132), Jade  (FF97) and Blue Lagoon (FF131) and spread them from left to right using a slightly wet paint brush.

After adhering all the fish using Gel Medium, I added another layer of paint. This time I applied the same colors using a brayer to give it a much grungier look. That also allowed me to cover the page just partially, so the fishes were still visible in the background.

Next, I stamped this amazing ship onto some orange/ yellow tissue paper and adhered that, including a few scrap pieces, to the page. I wanted it to look like the ship is sailing into the sunset. 

To blend it into the picture a little more, I used Fresco Finish Glacier Ice (FF132) and applied it with a brayer and by stamping some of the sentiment stamps randomly all over the page.

Those white sentiments make the page look old, like an old map. It also reminds me a little bit of the movie Pirates of the Caribbean - when Jack travels between the worlds with his ship. 

As you can see, tissue paper is perfect to stamp a crisp image and then add it to your art journal page. My journals are usually super bulky, so it's hard to get a clear image. With this technique, I don't have to worry about that at all.

Have you ever worked with tissue paper? If not, give it a try. There are so many more options with it. I hope that my journal page inspired you to get your stamps and paints out and get creative yourself!

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Miriam said...

Great project Josefine. I love the white stamping on it too. Gorgeous.

Helen said...

Fabulous page, love the brayering. That ship of Raquel's is just fab.

HolyLise said...

Thanks :) it’s such an interesting effect.

HolyLise said...

I agree! I really enjoy the entire set.

Etsuko said...

Stunning page!! Love how you have used Raquel's stamps and brayering by white. xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

A fabulous colourful page! I really lovely the brayering, it is so effective.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is glorious, Josefina, i love your idea of stamping on orange and yellow tissue,

Lucy x

HolyLise said...

Thanks, Etsuko! So glad you liked it :)

HolyLise said...

Right? Love the grungy look the brayer leaves behind.

HolyLise said...

Thank you :) I like the contrast of orange on top of blue.

Corrie Herriman said...

Fantastic ! x

Raquel Burillo said...

So beautiful and vibrant!! Great tip to use the tissue to get less bulky finih! xxx