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Here’s another creative idea that was inspired by a book, though the book version is immensely more detailed and cuter.
The inspiring project is the Cut Tissue Paper Greeting Card by Cynthia Shaffer in the book Beautiful Paper Cutting. Hers really is beautiful, with pretty layers of flowers and cardstock cutouts of stems and a little butterfly. It’s sewn to a card in a contrasting color. Really nice, and I probably will do a more serious copy of this idea some other time.
Today, though, it was a quick version.
One thing I really liked about the book project was how she cut her flowers. She started with squares of tissue paper folded in half twice. Then you just cut petal shapes into the tissue paper, paper snowflake style.
It’s an easy way to get a symmetrical flower, and I really love the look of the ones I did this way.
I also did some freehand cutting through a single layer, and I drew flowers on the tissue paper and cut them out as well.
Once you have all the flowers you need, position them on the paper and glue down with Mod Podge. I used a foam brush for easy application, but it’s still a rather messy process.
Allow to dry a little, then Mod Podge over the whole thing to secure.
I didn’t add any stems to mine yet, but I love the look of these delicate flowers and the way the colors play together as they are layered. I think this would be a great addition to my art journal (my version is a little big for a card).
Have you ever worked with glue and tissue paper before? I’d love to hear any tips you have, or to know what you made.