Watercolour Tissue art!

As most of you who follow me know by now, that I love learning new techniques! Apart from Jennifer McGuire from whom I’ve learnt tons of techniques, another blog I love where I’ve learnt many strange-to-me techniques, is the CAS Mixed Media card Challenge blog.  Making a clean and simple mixed media card is always a challenge, as mixed media in itself normally means an overload of paints, embellishments and layers! I so enjoy it though as I always learn new techniques, and I love a double challenge!

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So this card was made using this technique by Loll Thompson. It was really easy to do and this is what my tissue paper looked like after I had soaked up all the wet distress inks. As you can see I didn’t realise my tissue was patterned until after, which could be quite interesting if you wanted to create a scene with it.


I made a die cut from it, once it was very dry, using my new to me Marianne Oval flower border die. Gluing it on the card was the most difficult bit, but I used a liquid glue meant for tissue art, and brushed it on with a small paint brush. I stamped the two borders from Winnie & Walter’s Scenery Stripes set, in black Versafine ink. I then stamped the sentiment from The Project Bin, which I recently discovered has great sentiments!

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A little splatter of black ink and the card was done! Simple and quick, but I do love the colours on my tissue flower wreath!This is going to a friend for her birthday.

watercolour tissue

Thanks for stopping by and I love reading your comments!


I’m also playing over at:

uniko Uniko challenge – Flowers

seize-the-birthday Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes with the option of splatter

time out Time out challenges – Be inspired by the words: ‘If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely’

CAS mix up I went with stamping, tissue paper and splatters.

15 thoughts on “Watercolour Tissue art!

  1. Gorgeous Gwendolyn! You’ve nailed the new technique – I would have thought the tissue was too fragile but your die cut is wonderful. The feint black splatters also work well to balance your rainbow wreath. Fab x

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  2. I am so glad you gave us some details about how your card came to be or I would have never realized it was tissue! Love the rainbow effect and the CAS layout! The splatters are such a great added touch! Thanks for being in our gallery at Seize the Birthday and using the topping… we really appreciate it!

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  3. Both your tissue paper cards are gorgeous, Gwendolyn. TFS all your photos of your cards and your tissue paper background. Love seeing the tissue paper texture up close. Be careful…this technique is addicting! So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs..

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  4. Loving the rainbow effect and what an awesome technique – LOVE it! Such a beautiful CAS card result too. Thanks so much for sharing, inspiring and joining in on the Uniko Challenge. Hugs Bev x

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  5. Beautiful card! I’ve been intirigued by this technique, have seen many people use it for CAS Mix Up and would want to try it someday too! I love the colors and the artsy look. Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

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  6. Your wreath of flowers is so pretty, Gwendolyn. Love the rainbow of colours. And such a lovely design with a beautiful sentiment to send to your friend. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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