I like to surf Pinterest for card ideas. While surfing early in January, I watched a video for a tissue paper technique that looked interesting. After watching the video I felt inspired and lucky for me it was a saturday which is my usual go bonkers in my craft room day. I am usually successful when trying new stuff, however with this technique I was sorely disappointed. The technique calls...
Tissue Paper Technique - Second Attempt
After my failed first try at this technique, I put more thought into my overall design. One of the disappointments of the first card is that I chose that sparkly, twinkly lavender under layer that peeked out the edges 1/8" but turned the tissue paper into a dull grey. Very bad choice of color there. So this time around I chose colors better suited for a rustic distressed look. Green and a dark mustard. Again I was careful with my inking, very light ink with a light touch. I chose a silhouette requiring no copic coloring. I used a thick satin ribbon with small pearls for embellishments. I also left more wrinkles visible in the tissue paper (I did not press super hard when applying it to the WHITE background. I did NOT make the mistake of thinking my shimmery copper background would look nice through the tissue, instead I used a white base and just used that copper as a 1/8" border. I am still not thrilled with how much th eink bled but this try came out much more to my liking.
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