Saturday, May 22, 2010

Printing on tissue paper!!


This is a 3.5 x 8 piece of plywood that I crackled and added a tree and a poem printed on tissue paper. I then laid a coat of decoupage on the surface where the tree and poem would go, gently laid the images on the decoupage and stippled with a small brush dipped in decoupage. My decoupage solution is half and half elmers glue and water. Added distressing with inks and a picture of french children. Glue the tissue to a piece of cardstock with a good glue stick , leave a 1 inch margin around the tissue. Make sure the tissue is stuck otherwise the printer will grab it instead of the cardstock. Let me know if you try it. Very nice see thru image.
You can also press it on freezer paper with an iron and run it thru, but you have to be very careful when you remove it from the FP, easy to rip. Just another option.

18 comments:

Marion said...

I love this and can't wait to try the tissue paper trick. Thank you for sharing. Blessings!

Bell Book and Candle Mixed Media Artist said...

this is beautiful. Have you tried using the tracing or tissue that come in a pad? I use them all the time in my printer and don't have to glue to anything..make sure you put in a straight (not wrinkled end) only one piece of tissue at a time and not printer paper underneath or it will grab the paper and the guides should be against the tissue....this works for me.... just an idea if you wanted to try it.

Anonymous said...

This is very beautiful, I ove your work. thank you for sharing.
Andrea by the sea

donnarae said...

Very nice, thanks for sharing. You've inspired me to try it.

Deirdre said...

do you change your settings when you print on tissue? Nice looking work.

:-D eirdre

Wen Redmond said...

very nice- I love transparent images!

Gloria said...

Very nice results! Thanks for sharing.

bloubell said...

Thanks a lot for the comments, No I did not change the settings. The tissue is wrapping paper tissue, really thin. I think that is why the edges become invisible. It like disappears.

renee said...

Love it. Love your poem choice too. Thanks for sharing. Have a beautiful, wonder filled day.

Judy said...

I assume that you glued the leading edge of the tissue to the card stock which was the carrier through your printer. then you removed the card stock and glued the printed tissue to the crackled board. Am I right?

One Creative Queen said...

I print on tissue paper all the time - and you're right, if the tissue isn't adhered well to the carrier sheet, you have a big ol' inky mess!

Your results are stunning - I really love it. Great job!! Thanks for sharing! xx

annflaherty said...

Thank you for sharing your technique. The results are beautiful!

Can you clarify for me, are you gluing the tissue paper to the card stock just around the edge? Then cutting it away after printing?

I'm looking forward to trying this!

bloubell said...

Yes just around the edge and then pull it loose or cut it loose.

Pat said...

Wonderful tutorial! Love the results.

trish said...

What brand of crackle paint do you use. This is a beautiful. I love the composition!

Suz said...

That is an absolutely great effect. Thanks so much for sharing...that is the mark of a great artist!!!
Hugs,
Suz

Kristy C said...

Beautiful!!!!

Deborah said...

Love this and it will be perfect for a project I'm working on! Thanks so much for sharing this technique.
Beautiful, beautiful artwork.
Deborah D
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