Today we're going to talk all about...TISSUE PAPER! Tissue paper is easy find and even easier to use on your scrapbooking projects. One of the more popular trends in the industry right now is WASHI TAPE so here is a quick tutorial to making your own washi tape with tissue paper!
1. Cut tissue paper strips. TIP: You can always cut your strips larger and then trim them with scissors when your designs are finished.
2. Crumple your tissue strips and then unfurl them. This gives your tape a great textural element!
3. Grab a roll of some double sided tape - I used some 1" wide Sookwang tape. Flourishes offers a variety of tape widths HERE!
4. Adhere your tissue strip to the sticky side of your double sided tape.
5. Now decorate!!!
To decorate my tapes, I first took some Distress Inks and applied a light wash of their colours to my tissue; Shabby Shutters, Peacock Feathers and Peeled Paint.
Then I took some green distress ink and stamped some fern images from the Flourishes “Ferns and Fiddles” stamp collection all over each strip. I then added a touch of walnut stain ink to one side of each tissue strip. And VOILA... your very own washi tape!
The industry also has a variety of printed tissue sheets like this 7Gyspies tissue paper which I incorporated into my layout today.
Here are a few close ups of aspects of this layout...
I stamped a few simple roses and rose bush leaves from the Flourishes “I Love Roses” stamp set. I first brushed a wash of white paint over top of them and then coloured with in with Ranger's new Distress Ink Markers. To add that finishing touch, I added a fine layer of clear embossing powder to my roses and some Ranger crackle accents solution to my leaves.
For my tissue back ground, I stamped a variety of ferns again right over top of the tissue paper. I also embossed some white ferns to add a pop of more white.
For my title, I stamped all over a simple manila tag, incorporating my title "You & Me Forever" from the “Love Sweet Love” stamp sets also from Flourishes.
Thanks for joining me today. I hope you've enjoyed this mini tutorial and I hope you take the time to stamp your own washi tapes soon!
Markham Crop & Create classes have gone up on the website HERE! Registration opens October 22nd at 8:00 p.m. EST! We can't wait to see everyone again and some new friends too!