Here are two completed cards, using one of the Bleeding Tissue backgrounds and Roni’s card idea.
After playing digitally and still being somewhat incapacitated, I had itchy fingers, so decided to play and get them inky 🙂
BLEEDING TISSUE TECHNIQUE
- Spritzer filled with water (hopefully, cleaner than mine)
- Scraps of coloured Tissue Paper
NB – the cheaper the tissue paper the better – more expensive varieties don’t bleed and we want it to bleed…
- Spritz cardstock thoroughly with water.
- Tear off scraps of tissue in your chosen colours and lay down on the wet card, smoothing down as you go.
- Spray with water again.
- Leave for a while – depends on how dark you want your card/paper to be – if you want paler colours, then don’t leave for too long, if deeper, leave for longer – then peel off the wet tissue and voilà – Bleeding Tissue Backgrounds!
TIP don’t leave it until it dries or the tissue may stick to the card!
Here are my results – still wet, so I can’t scan them and it’s dark now, so the colours aren’t totally accurate. If you click to enlarge, they do look better and they’ll look a whole lot better once they’re stamped. I love the little veins the crumpled tissue leaves – a bit like mulberry papers when painted with Twinklers.
I’ll try to make some cards with them later, all being well. One of the things I wanted them for was to make the Valentine’s card Roni made here. Hers look really good made with Distress inks, but I’m a bit ‘off’ Distress inks at the moment, so thought I’d try something different. I’ll be revisiting other ‘oldie but goodie’ techniques in the next few days, so watch this space.