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!


  1. I love the tissue idea and your Blythe dolls are really adorable! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Brilliant idea copying on tissue paper..I can't wait to try it. Your journal pages are awesome. I love the way you displayed your Blythe dolls -
    it's the cutest darn thing. Their outfits are adorable.

  3. Oh my God you have such good artistic talent. I also love your Blythe dolls.