I just had some fun with a photo of table cut flower beads, layering it with a photo of the purple tissue paper they came in. I love how tissue paper can be used to create interesting textures, both digitally as here and in painting/mixed media art. Have thought about using it in jewellery, but so far it hasn't got beyond a few random thoughts as other projects have been prioritized.
If you haven't seen the type of paintings and mixed media techniques mentioned you can find a few examples below (as seen on my pinboards):
- Ink Stains
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- Donna Downey
- Creative Expressions: gesso and tissue paper
- Creative Expressions: faux leather tissue paper
- Yogi's Emporium
- Watercolor Painting
That last one is of using tissue paper instead of a sponge to create patterns in watercolour paintings. The others are variations on gluing crumpled tissue paper on paper/cardboard and painting it.