Tissue Paper Texture Canvas Tutorial

Tissue Paper Texture Canvas
Tissue Paper Texture Canvas

Create this fun Valentine canvas with your little sweetheart.

My son is 9 and he does not like to draw.  I can however get him to crumple paper and glue.  So he thought this was an awesome project for us to make on his day off school.  We gathered all of the supplies and began.  Each time we needed to let a layer dry we would play Just Dance 3 on the Wii and let me tell you that this momma still has it!

Mod Podge and Plaid Paints
Mod Podge and Plaid Paints

 

Gather your supplies. I used a variety of colors from Plaid and   the remnants from two containers of Mod Podge.  Luckily I had a back up small bottle if I used up the others.

 

 

Cover canvas with tissue paper
Cover canvas with tissue paper

Materials: Paint, Mod Podge, Paint Brushes, Tissue Paper, Four 4×4 canvas, One 12×12 Canvas, Chipboard hearts, Sea Glass buttons and Clear Acrylic Alphabet letter, Sizzix Die Cuts, Pan Pastels,  Clear Craft Glue, and Black Fine Point Sharpie.

Directions:

Crumple up a large sheet of tissue paper into a ball.  Cover the canvas with a thick layer of Mod Podge.  Smooth out the tissue paper and lay it on top of the Mod Podge.  Use a paint brush to smooth out and extremely large wrinkles.

 

 

Paint Tissue Paper with darkest color
Paint Tissue Paper with darkest color
Add second color of paint
Add second color of paint
Add layer of glitter paint
Add layer of glitter paint

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let the paint dry in between layers.  Using three or more colors will give the piece more dimension.

Add a layer of Pan Pastels
Add a layer of Pan Pastels
Remove a layer of paint
Remove a layer of paint
Embellish each square
Embellish each square

Embellish each square with an element of similar sizes.  I used chipboard shapes that I painted, felt words, die cuts from glitter paper and buttons all left over from other projects.  The most important thing is to have fun.  We sure did!

3 thoughts on “Tissue Paper Texture Canvas Tutorial

  1. Wow! I can’t believe you made this with tissue paper! I found you through Tidy Mom’s linky party. I clicked on it thinking it was a quilted wall hanging! I’ll have to try this one with my kids. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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