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Wednesday, 12 October 2016
No, I'm not mad at it, honestly, that's what it's called. It's like regular Tissue paper to look at, but when you get it wet, the colour transfers to whatever it touches. I got mine off Amazon, it's really cheap, as an 'add on' item- when you are spending £20, it only costs a couple of quid, and free postage. As this time of the year my Christmas buying from Amazon tends to start, it was a bargain.
I'm doing this onto canvas boards- a pack of 6, 5"x7", are £2 from The Works. Doesn't have to be canvas of course, watercolour paper, or any that will cope with being wet works just as well.
You just spray some water onto your base, then add tissue paper, in bits, or strips, or whatever takes your fancy.
Give it a short while to dry- maybe half an hour or so, depends how much water you've used and so on.
When it's dried, remove the bits of tissue, and there you have your background. Looks a bit like a Brusho background, but you have a lot more control of the colour placement.
And the best bit, it's not a one shot deal with the paper either. Use the bits two or three times before it loses all it's colour. Obviously each successive one gets paler, but it still looks great.
Paler colours, but I think it works really well, and some white space from creases just adds to the effect.
Here I've stencilled a tree on it, when it's dry I'll add either glitter or gilding flakes, not sure which yet.
I've also done a few more Brusho backgrounds to play with, some on canvas boards and some on watercolour paper.
I've saved my mop up baby wipes and left them to dry out! The three pieces front right.
One final thing I should have shown you last week, but I forgot.
So thats my desk this week, I'm off to add my link to our Julias regular Wednesday blog hop at The Stamping Ground.
The Polar Bear cards from last week are in the post below, and later this week I'll blog the card I made for Beloved Hubby for our Wedding Anniversary, last Monday.