TP Art

This craft has been around for a long time. I first saw Carol Duvall demonstrate this years and years ago on her show and I thought it was so neat. In her book, “Paper Crafting with Carol Duvall” she called it molded tissue! It’s cheap and easy.

Here is one of them on my art journal page. I made this “molded tissue” several years ago using a polymer clay mold. It has just been hanging around in my studio waiting for me to find it a home.

Close up of toilet paper art

Close up of toilet paper art

If you aren’t familiar with the process, I’ll take you through it. All you need is a mold or a rubber stamp, toilet paper, brush, and water. That’s it.

Lay one ply of tissue on top of the mold or stamp and dab on water with a brush.

Dabbing water onto toilet paper

Dabbing water onto toilet paper

Continue to do this for at least eight layers. Use the brush to push the toilet paper down into the image. Then let it dry, and pull the paper off the stamp and you have a piece of molded tissue art!

Finished molded tissue art

Finished molded tissue art

Here is another one.

I went ahead and got out my Glimmer Mists and sprayed that one.

Glimmer Mist added

Glimmer Mist added

Then I hunted through my stash and found these little memory frames.

Checking out memory frame on tp art

Checking out memory frame on tp art

And the finished frame with glass added in front of the art.

Toilet paper art framed

Toilet paper art framed

Remember those stamps I made the other day? I used one of those for this technique.

Pendant stamp and molded tissue

Pendant stamp and molded tissue

Now I thought I’d color it with one of my markers.

Coloring the molded tissue

Coloring the molded tissue

 

Finished pendant molded tissue

Finished pendant molded tissue

These little art pieces can be added to cards and scrapbook pages, made into pendants or framed. This would be a great craft with the little ones.

 

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