The background of the above was created with hand dyed tissue and further embellished with foil and gel pens.
The technique is simple
Requirements are few too. You need a background* (fabric or paper) the tissue and a matte medium (the one illustrated works particularly well).
Matte Medium is needed directly on the background
Apply it over the tissue too.
Cover the surface and leave to dry.
Once dry the beauty of the paper is visible. Interesting things can happen with the background too
The above shows the front and back of a paper background
The above shows a background of cotton fibres. A piece of this paper is included in our packs so that you can experiment. This surface too is perfect for stitching – and I often use it for book covers.
Sometimes there is a double use as a quick ‘print’ will result in a watercolour-like finish – and you can still use the paper as above. The video below shows the imprint left – remember to lift the tissue immediately while still wet – it can be transferred to another area for use or left on polythene to dry before peeling off for use.