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I love using bits of tissue paper in my journals… when you stamp on tissue paper with archival ink, you can adhere it to your journal page using matte medium or gel medium, and it nearly dissolves into the actual paper in the journal.
I used pink and purple paints, Carolyn Dube’s Words to Live By stencil (StencilGirl), a giant birdcage stamp (Aladine), and a few other stamps and stencils. I varied the intensity of the white by using paint on the Words stencil, and gesso in the large squares.
Here’s what I mean about stamping on tissue paper. If you tear around it (rather than cut straight lines with scissors), it will melt into your background.
Just coat the back of it with your wet medium (I used Matte Medium), and the run another coat on top. Let dry and you will barely see the edges. This is really helpful for a page like this where I have different textures from the paints and gesso, as I wouldn’t have been able to get as clear a stamped impression had I stamped directly onto the page.
Have you checked out Creative JumpStart 2014? I couldn’t believe what Nathalie did in her project today… using a super smart, creative, and inexpensive way to make marks.
Thanks so much for the visit today!