Tissue Paper Art is so much fun!

tissue orange final              tissue purple final

I love experimenting with new materials.  You don’t always have to use a paint brush or paint to make beautiful art.  We have been playing with bleeding tissue paper and it is so much fun for kids (and adults!).


-Spray bottle with water, water colour paper and bleeding tissue paper.  The tissue paper can be found at local craft stores.  We bought ours online at Dickblick.com.  You can also use regular tissue paper but some of them don’t work as well.


Spray the paper with water.

tissue 1

Rip up the tissue paper and place in layers on the wet paper.  Try to use colours that are close together on the colour wheel that mix well together.  For example red+yellow=orange, blue+red=purple, yellow+blue=green.  Other wise you might get muddy colours.  Once you have placed the tissue on the paper spray again with water.

tissue purple                 claire tissue art

Let dry for a few hours or dry with a blow dryer.  Once dry, pull the tissue paper off to reveal your beautiful work  of art.



tissue art drying                tissue pulling off

You can use this as a background or just keep it the way it is.  Such magic with a few supplies.

tissue orange final                    tissue purple final

Have fun creating!

Blog update:  I have started a You Tube channel!  Check out this video of tissue paper art.

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Paint and Create Animals is a 6 lesson online art course for all ages that teaches you how to use different art materials and color techniques to create paintings of animals around the world.  Each lesson includes 2-4 videos of step by step demonstrations as well as sheets of fun facts and instructions.  Learn how to draw animals, use acrylic paints, water color paints and oil pastels to create beautiful paintings.

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