Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Bleeding Tissue Paper Art

When the Mix It Up Monday challenge at Stamp TV  this week called for using tissue paper I just had to dig out my stash of bleeding tissue paper and make a simple scene with it. And, beware, my hands match the project. So if you try it and want to stay clean, wear some gloves. But I know that after several washing of dishes by hand, mine will gradually lose their colorful appearance. LOL

Here are the supplies needed to do this project. You need watercolor paper, bleeding tissue and water mainly. Next you let it dry or if you are like me take a heat gun to it to hurry the process. Then use stamps to finish your card and add any extra embellishments or layers you wish.

I used Tim Holtz water color paper for my front panel. I placed my Spectra bleeding tissue over it and spritzed lots of water to get the color out of the paper. The end results are shown in this next photo.

To get good impressions with the stamps from the Gina K. Designs The Wetlands set illustrated by Theresa Momber I used my MISTI so that I could repeat the stamping with black ink until I attained a deep vivid impression.

Once I had the images stamped on the way I wanted them I proceeded to take first a black fine BIC pen and added my water lines. Also along those same lines I took a white gel pen to further enhance the look of water.

Next I took a water brush and dipped it in bleach and put some clouds in the upper part to make it look like a sky.

My final step was to layer this scene onto a black card stock panel before I added it to the A2 size white card base.

I really enjoyed the making of this card and I hope you can understand how it was done. Really it is quite easy to do. So I hope you can try it yourself sometime. Not all tissue paper bleeds, so it has to be the type that will work this way.

Thanks for looking and I am always happy to read your lovely comments.

God bless,


  1. Wow! How fun! I especially love that your hands match that pretty card! xo

  2. I adore the texture of tissue -- turned out great!

  3. Gee willickers Verna. I've never heard of bleeding tissues except for when I was working as a nurse - and that always set off an alarm in my head, so your title brought me straight over lol!!!! Thought you need stitches! How beautiful! I had no idea there was such a product. I sure learn a lot from you ♥ AND you have a MISTI!!!! Well, you are going to just keep getting better and better with your stamping. As for me and my little blocks and stamp press, c'est la vie :) I love your clouds, the water swirls - it all looks very realistic. And thank you dear one, for always encouraging me on my posts. Aloha!

  4. Boy Verna, I remember when you didn't even have a blog! Now your doing wonderful tutorials on how you do your techniques! You are amazing and yes, I was able to understand it perfectly. Beautiful,card and you have inspired me.

  5. Love your little helpful. I have never heard of bleeding tissue, but it looks so fun to use. What a great effect. Your card is awesome - great effect with the background and the waves and silhouetted birds. Beautiful card!!!

  6. Beautiful Never heard of the tissue either.

  7. Hello Verna! Reading your tutorial was fascinating to me. I never heard of bleeding tissue paper before either! Isn't it great to learn something new each and every day! I don't have any of that paper right now, but rest assured if/when I can get some, I will be checking in with you and this tutorial. Your card looks so good. Thank you also for checking out my cards in the gallery and leaving such encouraging words. :) TFS

  8. YOWZA! I have never heard of this product.....LOVE what you have created and your step by step process! This is a beauty!!! Thanks for the education! xo~

  9. A truly stunning card, Verna! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. I've never heard of bleeding tissue... that's a new product for me. Always learning something new from you.
    x Asha

  10. Hi Verna, love your card! I see I'm not the only one who hadn't heard of bleeding tissue before. Thanks for the tutorial. Have a great day.

  11. Your card is really awesome, Verna, and so vibrant! It's a great design for a guy! I wonder if bleeding tissue is like crepe paper? I'll have to check into it. I love that you bleached the clouds, too! This one was a labor of love!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

  12. love the results mf...beautiful...


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