Art Projects for Kids · Dec 15, 2015

Bleeding Tissue Paper Skies

This was such a fun discovery today. Turns out if you cut blue and purple Pacon Tissue Paper into small squares, and apply them with water to watercolor paper, they leave behind the most amazing swirly winter looking skies. This worked for a series of art trading cards today, but I can’t wait to try it on a larger format. You would think that a bunch of tissue squares would leave geometric patterns behind, but instead, they swirl together and make a very soft mix of cool color. So easy, you just have to be patient and let the tissue set for about 10 minutes before you remove it. Oh, and good watercolor paper like Strathmore will make all the difference in the outcome. For the curious, I finished my cards off with simple Sharpie trees and tempera paint snow.

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