Friday, December 10, 2010

Book Study - Tissue Paper

On NGS group we are studying Bernie Berlin's book "Artist Trading Card Workshop", this week's section is "Tissue Paper". Paint a layer of gel medium to the card, then set white tissue paper over the wet gel medium and gently press down to smooth out the tissue.
Apply another coat of gel medium over the tissue paper and crumple up more tissue paper and press into the card with more gel medium. Create as many or as few creases/crumples as you desire.
Either while the gel medium is wet, or allow it to dry, then brush on acrylic paints as desired. I brushed on a mixture of blue and white acrylic paints while the gel medium was still wet. Added blue paint to the edges. Bernie states that you can embed small objects into the wet tissue paper if you desire.
When the paint dried, I colored the raised creases with platinum Brilliance ink, added a large rub on snowflake, vintage angels image and some print from an old dictionary.


Rosie said...

Lovely ATC Carol... and one of my fave techniques!! TFS! =)

chrissy said...

Love the rich blue color!

Maggi said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! And so "you!"