Monday, March 28, 2011

Tissue Paper Decoupage Easter Egg

Tissue Paper Egg

Technique: Paper Mache

paper mache ornament
tissue paper
acrylic paints
Liquitex Gloss Medium & Varnish


I was so happy with the way the ornament turned out here that I wanted to do a few more things using the lovely tissue paper.

A wonderful thing happens as you layer it. It is so fine that it becomes semi-transparent. This allows you to build up layers of colour and tone, giving the impression of a bouquet of roses even though you haven't cut out a single flower. I think I will give this one to my Mum for easter.

Base coat the ornament in a shade of pale pink, or whatever compliments your tissue paper. Tear the tissue paper into 1/2" squares. Brush a small amount of Liquitex onto the ornament, place on a square of tissue paper, brush over with paintbrush to smooth down. Repeat this over half the ornament, overlapping squares randomly. Allow to dry for several hours and finish the remainder of the ornament in the same manner. Once thoroughly dry give a finishing coat of Liquitex.

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