We are huge fans of making art using bleeding tissue paper. The effect is so lovely and the process is a ton of fun.
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I don’t know about the rest of you, but I always take great care in picking my wrapping paper each year. I love the look of the wrapped presents under the tree, the shine of the wrapping paper, the patterns and the bows. Christmas gifts are just plain pretty.
We designed our gifts using bleeding tissue paper, but watercolors would be a great option as well.
I cut a few rectangular and square pieces of watercolor paper. Place the pieces on newspaper or a prepared surface. It will get a little messy.
We used a black Sharpie to draw in the designs. You can make the designs as simple or elaborate as you like.
I filled a spray bottle with water and misted the bare paper. I tore up a different colors of tissue paper and layered it onto the damp paper. Be carefully when mixing colors to pick colors that will blend nicely together or you may not like the results. After you have layered the tissue, use the spray bottle again and spray the paper down well.
Let the paper dry completely and then remove all of the pieces of tissue.
Use a glue stick to glue the presents onto a separate piece of paper. Use yarn or ribbon or Christmas bows to top off your presents.
This is a great project to try with the little ones. This could be a wonderful collaborative project as well.
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