Hey there artsy people!

A great way to get rid of “blank page” syndrome is to add a background just to break up the white space.  An easy way to do this is to use printed tissue, but holy smokes… have you seen the price of that stuff?  In this video lesson, I’m going to show you simple ways to create your own custom and unique printed tissue by using random stencils, acrylic paint, a stamp pad and a variety of paper.

Below you’ll find photos of the prints I created, a list of what I used in the video and an HD video.

 

Variety of Translucent Paper:

  • rice paper
  • gift bag tissue
  • deli paper
  • bleeding art tissue
  • tracing paper

 

Paints and Mediums:

  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
    • Metallic Silver – DMFA48
    • Translucent White – DMFA40
    • Paynes Gray – DMFA20
    • Transparent Red Iron Oxide – DMFA41
    • Interference Turquoise – DMFA104
  • DecoArt Media White Gesso – DMM18
  • Traditions Artist Acrylics – Carbon Black – DAT42
  • Americana Decou-Page Napkin Medium – DS126

Stencils

Andy Skinner Mixed Media Stencils:

  • Shedded – Andy08
  • Burning Rubber – Andy01
  • Old Film – Andy04
  • Day of the Dead – Andy102
  • Made to Measure – Andy103
  • Industrial Elements – Andy107

Americana Mixed Media Stencils:

  • Dandelion – ASMM21
  • Aztec Pattern – ASMM19

Americana Decor Stencil:

  • French Living – ADS05

Americana Classic Stencils:

  • Finch – AS12
  • Kaleidoscope – AS103
  • Royal Tiles – TS07

Brushes:

  • Royal Brush Soft-Grip – #8 Bristle Bright – SG1425
  • Royal Brush Aqualon – 1″ Glaze Wash – 2700
  • Royal Brush Clear Choice Stencil
    • 3/8″ Domed – 1113
    • 3/8″, 5/8″ & 1/2″ Short – 1112
    • small and medium filbert – 1114
    • 3/8″, 5/16″ & 1/2″ Standard – 1111

Miscellaneous:

  • DecoArt Texture Tools – DAS175-K
  • StazOn Solvent Ink Pad – Jet Black
  • Cosmetic Foam Wedge

General Supplies

  • Royal Square Brush Basin – RD325
  • Royal Essentials Palette Paper – RD358
  • Royal Palette/Trowel Knives (LG2/LJG3)
  • Baby Wipes/Kitchen Wipes
  • Paper Towels

What did you think?

Have you ever used printed tissue in your artwork?  let me know in the comments below.