Monday, 4 April 2016

Playing with Bleeding Art Tissue

Over the Easter weekend I was having a bit of a play as the weather was not so kind to us. My plan was to do a small canvas with bleeding art tissue but I also had a scrap of card to practice on which turned into a finished piece, always nice when that happens.

Circles were die cut from bleeding art tissue and applied direct to canvas with water and left to dry for five minutes before peeling them off and discarding the tissue. Then add a few more circles to layer up the colours and repeat.
I then used a stencil, Finnabair bubbles, that stencil I have used a lot recently, adding some milled lavender distress ink. To finish the background layers I added some rubber stamped circles using white paint (PaperArtsy Hot Picks 1102).
The focal image is a PaperArtsy JOFY stencil (PS007). I used Imagination Crafts glitter paste to give it a bit of sparkle.

Same technique used on this panel with the bleeding art tissue, stencilled circles and rubber stamping. This time I used black ink through some stencils for the images and added a sentiment.
Stencils :
Andy Skinner : Baroque
Imagination Crafts : Wildflower

"I want to be improbable and beautiful, afraid of nothing, as if I had wings."
- Mary Oliver : Starlings in Winter


  1. fabulous makes Julia. Lovely effects with the tissue.
    Have a great week.
    Flo x

  2. fantastic - what a great technique

    Crafty hugs Pen x

  3. Years & years since I've used bleeding tissue, it's nice to see its been given an airing of late in the crafting world & you've produced a couple of stunning pieces here!

    Sally xx

  4. These are both awesome! I bought some bleeding art tissue a while ago and haven't tried it yet, I really must! You have inspired me, I just have to get on and do it! xxx