Tissue Paper Landscapes
This lesson involves the application of many layers of tissue paper to create a painted image – a tissue paper landscape.
By Andrea Mulder-Slater
What You Need:
- Tissue paper (different colors)
Note: Some tissue papers are non-bleeding. You want the paper that is labeled “Colors bleed when wet”. See Here: Art Tissue
- Bristol board (poster board — thick paper)
- Glue (or Modge Podge)
- Container for water
What You Do:
- Tear many pieces of tissue paper and put them aside.
- Mix some water and a touch of glue — just enough to make the glue a bit runny. (More glue=less water).
- Brush a thin layer of the glue and water mixture over the poster board.
- Lay one piece of tissue paper down at a time.
- Brush over each one with glue and water.
- The dyes in the tissue paper will begin to run together – almost like watercolors!
- Continue until the paper is full.
- Display finished work.