Tissue Paper Texture in Mixed Media

The art challenge for week 22 in the Documented Life Project was “textured paper”.  To start, I brushed watered down school glue onto my page and laid a sheet of randomly scrunched up tissue paper on top of the glue. I pressed the tissue down with my fingers, brushing additional glue under the overlapping pieces of tissue. Then I brushed glue over the top of the whole thing and let it completely dry. Here’s a darkened closeup picture of the glued tissue paper:


After the glued tissue paper was completely dry, I studied the texture to see what kind of picture might emerge from it.


I saw a gnarly tree in the texture, so I used Gelatos to color my page, blending the color with water. The underlying base of tissue paper texture adds unique features to the finished art piece when using the Gelatos.Textured-Paper Tree-Mixed-Media

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