Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Try It On Tuesday - A tissue!

No need to worry I'm not about to pass on any germs - 'A Tissue' is our new theme at Try It On Tuesday! Tissue can be napkins, stamped tissue, mop up paper anything that we would regard as tissue and any project you wish.

I have decorated an old cheese box with mop up paper.
The mop up paper had been used to mop up some journal pages that had been sprinkled with Paper Artsy Infusions  - giving it a speckled look
It is important to separate the layers before you start as they may start to separate as you are working.
 I find it easier to tear them up into smaller strips before I start glueing
I used Mod Podge but any acrylic or gel medium works well too.
Yes, it does get sticky
As it started to dry I was able to paint the box outside.

The top and bottom still needed to dry out but I could see where there were places that needed more tissue added!
Once it was completely dry I rubbed Treasure Gold over the bumpy parts.
 I stamped some Paper Artsy JOFY mini flowers onto some acetate(old packaging)using Stazon and coloured the backs with alcohol inks.

 The flowers were bent into shape and layered.
After I added them to the box I thought there was something missing…
….so I painted some leaves that were leftover from making a card.

I added gold to centre of the flowers too.
My box is all ready to hold our caravan keys and the pound coins we need for the laundry - should stop me losing them again!!!

When I did my snapshots of my year I didn't mention Try It On Tuesday but today I would like to say that I am so pleased to be part of this talented design team. I would love it if you would visit each of the team members and take a look at their blogs so that you can see what I mean!

The examples this time are once again so inspiring and I hope you will join in with us with your 'A Tissue' projects

I will be back later today with my 'T' post, 

Thanks for looking Chris


Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic project with wonderful colours, hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is simply incredible. I may have lost my title of Queen of Free, because you have recycled practically everything here, including the acetate packaging, which I think is brilliant!!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your cheese box is ADORABLE and I like that you showed us your process ! Very inspiring project Chris!
Happy TIOT Tuesday dear Chris!
oxo Susi

Lucyna Marynowska said...

I love your altered box Chris! I have never used mop up paper but I will give it a go- you convinced me!
Best wishes for the New Year and big hugs-

Gibby Frogett said...

Fabulous project - I adore your beautiful box Chris.
Tissue is so versatile isn't and using it like this can give such a nice texture too.
Hope you had a good Christmas... Happy New Year
Gill x

craftytrog said...

A fabulous project Chris!
Happy new year to you both!
Alison xxx

Meggymay said...

Wow Chris, an amazing transformation. This is a gorgeous box, nothing like the humble cheese container that was where it started.
Yvonne xx

Mrs.B said...

Chris this is fabulous, love the colours and those flowers just finish it off perfectly.
Happy New Year,
Hugs, Avril xx

Helen said...

what a fab way to decorate that box!

Margik said...

Lovely altered cheese box, Chris! What a great idea to use mop up paper on your project... I really love it!
Mar xx

Sara Barker said...

AMAZING transformation and use of tissue and old packaging! Your flowers are STUNNING, Chris! Hugs!

zandra said...

So, pretty and love the colors. Happy new Year!
Hugz, Z

chrissie said...

This is stunning. Thank you for sharing how you made it

Love Chrissie xx

crafty creations said...

Chris this is just gorgeous so tactile - love the use of the mop up tissues

Hilda xx