Art Tutorial: Painting with Tissue Paper

 

How to Paint with Tissue Paper Tutorial

Be sure to test that your tissue paper does not have a light waxy feel, if it does, its colors will not bleed the way you want them to. Dollar store tissue frequently does not bleed. You may want to try tissue paper from an art or craft store. Here’s an art supplier I really like who provides tissue paper that bleeds.  (This is an affiliate link. I will earn a small commission if you purchase from them.) Now watch the video tutorial so you can paint with tissue paper!

 

Tissue Painting Journal Page

When did you last make time to be creative? What gets in the way for you? What helps you get going?

Creatively Yours,

Amy

10 Comments

  1. Nicole schwarz

    Hi Amy, excited to try this technique today with my kids. I’ll let you know how it goes? What kind of paper are you using or do you recommend?

    Nicole

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    • Amy Johnson Maricle

      HI Nicole:

      Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays!

      I used a number of different types of paper in journals, as well as plain old computer paper. In terms of tissue paper,I often save the type I get gifts in, and as long as there’s no “filmy, waxy” stuff on it, usually it bleeds quite well. I have done it even with toddlers and had great success. Good luck!

      Amy

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  2. susanna

    Amy, this is so cool. I have a meeting this afternoon with a local shoppe downtown Owen Sound…this is a perfect quick activity to introduce people to expressive arts (I am a therapist). Can’t thank you enough. Will definitely let you know how it goes … and hopefully, how it goes on and on and on…Best to you!

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    • Amy Johnson Maricle

      HI Susanna!

      Thanks so much for taking the time to watch and to comment. What a great idea to use this for an informational session. I never thought about it. Thanks! And now, you have me intrigued about where Owen Sound is???

      Cheers and thanks again. I can’t wait to hear how it goes.

      Amy

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  3. Sabrina S.

    Wow! What a fun technique! I had never heard of it! Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to try it! xoxo from France

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    • Amy Johnson Maricle

      HI Sabrina:

      Welcome to Mindful Art Studio! I just love your blog, Daring to Be Creative, it’s lovely and fun, and full of creative encouragement and inspiration. I know that many folks here will appreciate it.

      I’m stoked that you like the tissue paper technique. Remember to get the bleeding type so that it works for you.

      Cheers!

      Amy

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  4. jan gray

    I wish your videos could be larger, as when I watch them on my phone they are pretty small. I wish that when I turn my phone horizontally I could see much more of what you’re doing. Thank you. your videos are very informing and I really enjoy them.

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    • Amy Johnson Maricle

      HI Jan:

      I learned recently that I could film horizontally, so hopefully on the next one you’ll get better visibility! How’s the tissue paper painting going?

      Cheers,
      Amy

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  5. Tamie

    Do you put gesso on the page first?

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    • Amy Johnson Maricle

      HI Tamie: I definitely do not gesso the page first, and that’s because the dye from the tissue paper would likely not bleed into the gesso as it does into the paper. You could of course try both and see what happens, but I am not someone who preps pages that way. I figure I’m working on paper and not canvas for a reason. OF course, ask me in a while, and perhaps I’ll be experimenting with that for some reason, but for now I’m not. XO Amy

      Reply

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