Sunday, July 16, 2017

Printing On Tissue Paper

It all started when I found a cute 12" x 12" piece of scrapbook paper at Michael's - it's by Recollections and it's called Typewriter Font. I wanted to use this paper in my latest pocket journal, but I needed it to be transparent.

I love using tissue paper in my art journals, it adds a great layer. Below, is a picture of how I used a thin strip of the scrapbook paper that I copied onto tissue paper.
It's really simple to copy a design on tissue paper. All you have to do it cut out a piece of white tissue paper slightly larger than a 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper.
Use a glue stick and glue around the perimeter of  a piece of plain paper and then lay the blank tissue paper on top. Trim the tissue paper to the exact size of the paper. Initially, I tried to cut the tissue paper to be the exact size, but it was more difficult to line up the tissue perfectly on the paper.

Copy your design on this piece of paper. using your copier/printer and then carefully pull up the tissue from the plain paper.

Here's all the designs I copied. The tissue paper I copied are on the top row and the bottom row are the originals I used to make the copies.

Here's some pictures of how I used the tissue paper in my latest pocket journal. I like just tearing random pieces and gluing them on the page with liquid medium.
I made this pocket journal after taking the on-line class from Rae and Sandi on the site, Art to the 5th Academy. It was a fun project.
Front cover
Back cover
The pages are made up from random pieces of paper that are tied to the cover.

I hope you give this technique a try, it's pretty cool!

And lastly, a couple pictures of my Blythe dolls on my craft table.

Hope you had a great weekend!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

My New Blythe Doll (in Japan)

During my trip to Japan in April, I bought my first Blythe doll. I have admired these dolls for years, but you can't buy them in the US on the first market, only in Japan.
They have these adorable stores in Japan, called Junie Moon where you can buy these dolls. Below is a picture of me at the Osaka store.
Junie Moon Store, Osaka
Here are some pictures of my doll dressed in different wigs around the streets of Japan.
Shinjuku Station, Tokyo
Junie Moon Store, Tokyo
Osaka Castle
Tokyo Hands, Craft Store
I love dressing up my doll and taking pictures of her in different settings. 

Here's my Blythe doll at home...

It's been so much fun to dress her up and find different settings for her.

P.S. Responding to Maryl's comment - I did have a pic with my doll @ Daiso.
 The Daiso stores there were like cool!.