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Monday, May 13, 2013

Technique Tuesday -- Tissue Paper Background

Hi Everyone! I hope you are enjoying your day. As promised I am showing how I made the background for this card that I showed on the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog hop last week.  I always have so much fun with techniques so again I made several different backgrounds. I just can't stop at one! LOL!

Supplies needed:
  1. white  or light colored tissue paper
  2. Distress stains in complementary colors
  3. white card stock
  4. Brushable glue
  5. water
  6. pan for water
  7. foam brush
  8. glitter  --  I used Goldenrod Velvet glitter
Squeeze some glue onto the card stock, dip the foam brush in water and brush the glue across the card stock.

Wad up the tissue paper, open it up some and lay it down on the glue. Let this dry.

Trim off  edges with scissors.

Start swiping the stains over the tissue paper.

Swipe  some of the raised areas lightly with the diluted glue using the foam brush and add glitter.

This is so easy and fun. Here are some more backgrounds I made. On this first one I went lightly over the stained background with the silver Distress stain to give it a different shimmery look.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I wish you a wonderful day!


Sparkle N Sprinkle supplies used:
  1. Flower Nymph stamp 1034-221E
  2. Goldenrod Velvet glitter GM2006
  3. Champagne glitter G1045
  4. Mudd Puddles -- Mini Shells and Ice sea Glass
  5. Brushable Glue 540


  1. Wowser, April! Fabulous technique and tutorial. Thank you very much for sharing! hugs, de

  2. Wonderful technique! Can't wait to try it. Thanks so much for the great tutorial.

  3. Love this background. Thanks for the great tutorial

  4. Oh another fun technique to try! This totally rocks!

  5. Another fabulous technique to try! I even like the plain white one.

  6. what an easy way to make a beautifully textured background!

  7. So very pretty - thanks for sharing the technique!

  8. Love this for it's wonderful texture!

  9. Thank you for the tutorial of this technique. It looks like fun to try!
    It is hard to pick a favourite of your samples as I think they all turned out so well!
    Your card looks wonderful!

  10. Such a fun technique April! Love the vibrant colousr and great textures.

  11. Such a pretty card, April! Your technique looks fabulous! I love the texture created and what a super look with the different inks!


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