28 Jan 2016

Bleeding Art Tissue

I have recently been playing with bleeding art tissue, so I thought I would share my discoveries with you.

It is an easy, quick technique which gives really nice results. It stains your hands very prettily too! (It washes off ok)

The first thing I discovered is not all tissue bleeds, the packet has to say "Bleeding Art Tissue" I found this pack quite inexpensively online.

I started by randomly tearing small pieces of tissue, and laid them on my card. I used 250gsm card, it did buckle a little when I went a bit mad with the spray bottle, otherwise it held up quite well.

After laying the tissue I spritzed with water until I could see the colours bleed from the tissue. I found that the pastel shades did not give such a good result but the brighter, darker ones did. I then lightly brushed over the tissue, and then eagerly removed the tissue leaving a wonderful mix of colours.
If you crinkle the tissue up before applying, it gives a different textured effect.

I ended up with lots of different backgrounds, which I will use to create various pictures.

20 Jan 2016

Fairy Wishes

I created the background using bleeding art tissue.It is an easy and quick way to make colourful backgrounds. If you would like to give this technique a try, I will be writing a little article on the Mixed Media Mojo blog on the 27th January. I ve been playing a lot with bleeding art tissue recently, so I will be sharing my discoveries.

I added a good sprinkling of glitter to the dandelions and the fairy wings, but it does not show up very well in the photo. I also added some flowersoft to the flowers in her hair.

I would like to enter my Fairy Wishes into the following challenges.

Craft Stamper Take a Stamp

Artistic Stamper Anything Goes

Try It On A Tuesday Silhouettes

All Sorts Challenges Girly and Sparkly

Penny Black One For the Girls

Below are more backgrounds which I created with the bleeding art tissue technique.


17 Jan 2016


I love Teddy Bears, and I recently rediscovered this adorable stamp of Aloysious in my stamp box. He was the famous bear from Brideshead Revisted. He is made by Indigo Blu, and is still available to buy. The Happy Birthday sentiment came with him.

I made a colourful background, and edged it with a pink sparkle pen, and then matted him onto gold card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.

Indigo Blu All That Sparkles

Craft Stamper Take a Stamp

Artistic Stamper Anything Goes

Thank you so beary much for looking.


11 Jan 2016

Here's to LIFE !

30 years ago I was in a coma, and I was not expected to survive. When I did the dr told my parents that with the problems I had/have I could only reasonably expect to live for 2O years.

So today for a special treat myself and my mother went to Thats Crafty. It was our first visit there. We spent 45 mins in a traffic jam just trying to get onto the M25, it was quite a journey! It also turned out to be very tricky to find as its on a industrial estate!

Luckily we also took my portable ramp as there was a high step at the entrance. They are thinking of having a ramp put in soon, so that's really good .It was a nice shop with lots of quality goodies to tempt me.

Here are the lovely goodies I treated myself to.

A round gelli plate, a non stick craft mat, and some stamps and a stencil!

Afterwards we had a pizza, and I had a Prosecco and made a toast, I did not die and I have outlived the Drs prediction.
We toasted LIFE


6 Jan 2016

Happy 2016

Yesterday I received a surprise invite to join the Design Team at Mixed Media Mojo ! I of course accepted, and I am looking forward to it, the ladies there are all so talented. Thank you so much for the invitation.

Now I must put my creative thinking cap on !


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