I recently saw a tutorial on Laura Lein-Svencner's blog on how to create String Tissue Paper. I tried to find the link to the tutorial but it may have been removed.
Today, I decided to create some String Tissue Paper with ideas from Laura and many of my own modifications. Here's what I did:
- Place a large sheet of plastic sheeting on the floor and spray with a water mister. Lay large sheets of tissue paper on the plastic and press lightly. Cover tissue with a coating of spray adhesive.
- Cut up white cotton string which is the length and width of the tissue paper. Arrange the string in grids on the tissue paper. Mist with water and then with spray adhesive. The adhesive helps the string to adhere to the tissue paper.
- Lay sheets of tissue paper over the string. Mist with water and spray adhesive again.
- Mix up equal parts of water and matte medium with a few squirts of acrylic paint. Using a wide brush, gently paint the mixture over the tissue paper. Let dry.
- Last, mix up equal parts of water and matte medium. To this mixture, add some acrylic paint. I used Stewart Gill Byzantia Jewel Tone Metallic - Aegean. Let dry.
I plan to cut the string tissue paper into smaller sections and then add a variety of stained paint to each of the individual pieces of paper.
Thank you Laura for the inspiration.