Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Making tissue leaves

Today I would like to show you how I made the leaves on this layout. I didn't have leaves that would go with these gorgeousPrima Flowers. I had seen a tutorial on how to make paper tissue butterflies a while back, and I thought I would start out with something simple like a leaf. The best thing about these are they are a little flexible so you can add dimension to your layout.
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First gather your supplies:
Modpodge
Tissue paper - This can be any color, for mine I sprayed white tissue paper with glimmer mists and let dry, this is where you can be very creative!
Wire - I used
Wire cutters or scissors

Take a piece of wire depending on how big you want your leaf, I used about 6 inches, and twist the edges together and form a leaf shape.

Lay a piece of tissue paper down and put the wire on top of that. Coat with a layer of Modpodge.

Put another layout of tissue paper and another thin coat of modgepod. At this time I sprinkled mine with glitter, or you could use mica flakes, or Tattered Angels glimmer mist.
Let dry thoroughly and trim carefully around the edges and apply to your creation.
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There are so many possibilites, butterflies, flowers, go wild!

1 comment:

Tam said...

very cool! Will have to try it! tfs!