Printing on tissue paper

September 5th, 2011 in member junk     
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Trees displayed on a piece of what was once an old cradenza.  Ive been lugging these furniture scraps around for almost a decade- glad to finally put them to use.
This was my second try...  It turned out really nice.
Trees displayed on a piece of what was once an old cradenza.  Ive been lugging these furniture scraps around for almost a decade- glad to finally put them to use.

Trees displayed on a piece of what was once an old cradenza.  I've been lugging these furniture scraps around for almost a decade- glad to finally put them to use.


 

I discovered that you can print on tissue paper.  I tried it out today and was only successful once.  It's a finiky process.  I also tried to get a distressed look and overdid it a bit... but, not bad for my first try.  

My husband and I are photo enthusiasts so we have thousands of pics from exploring old ruins, abandonments and forgotten homes in the country.  If I can get this process down I'll finally be able to put all those pictures to good use.

The tree in this picture was taken at an abandoned farm just outside of Charles Town, WV that was slated for demolition- another victom of the East coast Mc Mansion Madness.  We took countless pictures of this old farm and all its outbuildings.  The next time we drove by- it was all gone and that was at least 4 years ago.  There's a nice paved road where the tree used to be and nothing else, the minnie mansions never got built.

 


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, artwork, white, black, entry, yellow, key holder

Comments (6)

konarskio writes: I love these! I am so going to be using this on my next project! Thanks for the inspiration! Posted: 8:11 pm on September 15th
MakinItHappen writes: Yay, thanks for the tutorial and the extra pics. I'm going to try it! Posted: 9:55 pm on September 7th
JunkArchitect writes: What a great antique look.

Jim
Posted: 12:27 pm on September 7th
CottageElements writes: This are just awesome!

Lani Posted: 6:29 am on September 7th
alifemorepalletable writes: Its actually a really easy technique.

-cut a piece of ordinary gift wrap tissue paper slightly larger than an ordinary piece of printer paper.

-fold the side edges down and tape in place.

-ever so neatly tape the tops down so that the paper feeds easily into your printer.
*Make sure the tissue paper is snug- but, not so snug that it warps the printer paper underneath.*

-Check your printer to see if you should place your paper- tissue side down or tissue side up.

-cut your photo out

-brush Mod Podge onto the canvas

-gently lay the picture on, pressing down a bit to make sure the texture comes through.
*If you mess with it too much, it will gum the paper up- see the key chain holder as an example of overzealous distressing.*

you can search Youtube for "tissue paper printing"

One person suggests you spray glue the tissue paper onto the printer paper- I don't think this is necessary. Another only tapes down the top of the paper- this has caused me nothing but paper jams so I started taping the sides down as well and it works out much better... also, taping the sides before you tape the top helps to keep the paper from jamming.

I hope this helps.

Sara
Posted: 9:40 am on September 6th
MakinItHappen writes: A sad story, but a beautiful image. When you get your technique perfected, would you mind sharing it? Thank you.
Gloria Posted: 7:35 am on September 6th
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