Hi Friends… hope your week is going great!
I found an oh-so-cool project a few weeks ago on Pinterest that I couldn’t wait to try.
Here’s what you need to make this… (affiliate links included for your convenience)
- a canvas ( I used a burlap canvas, what I had on hand, but the post I saw used white)
- an image
- white tissue paper ( I used a better quality, like from a party store vs. a dollar store)
- printer (copy) paper
- tape (clear)
- foam brush
I decided to use a shell image for this project.
You start by trimming your tissue paper to about 1/2” larger (on each side) than your printer paper.
Fold over the edges and smoothly tape them down with your clear tape. I used about 3 one-inch pieces per side. Make sure you get your corners smooth, by tucking them in…
Make sure you place your tissue paper in the printer the right way… you want the image to print on the tissue paper.
My tissue paper slide through the printer perfectly. I let it sit for a few minutes to dry completely before I cut the tape to remove the paper.
Lay your tissue paper art on top… making sure you place it right where you want it. There is no give with tissue paper… you can’t move or slide that paper around.
I used my fingers to gently press the tissue paper to the canvas and rub out any bubbles… remember the gentle part… we’re dealing with tissue paper.
Then I applied a coat of mod-podge on top of the tissue paper to make sure it was all sealed in. I trimmed off the excess leaving just enough to mod-podge onto the sides.
Waiting for it to dry was the hardest part!
Using a burlap canvas gave this piece an aged look and loaded with texture! If you use a white canvas you won’t even notice the white tissue paper… just blends right in.
A great addition to the family room.
Thanks Sarah for your great tutorial that inspired this creation!© Copyright 2012 Maryann @ Domestically Speaking, All rights Reserved. Written For: Domestically Speaking