Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sneak Peek! {Antiquing Tissue}

Grabbing five minutes (okay maybe ten) to do a little sneak peak of Collections "Antiquing Tissue". Comes in two styles, Victorian and Melange. I have always wanted to manufacture tissue for the last several years, particularly because I like to use dress makers patterns in my creations. The ease of applying it to odd shapes and "inside" areas of boxes and the like make tissue a really fun thing to use. The hard part was getting someone here in Perth to print it as it is not the sort of thing you generally put through an offset printing machine. Because of the nature of tissue it's so fragile - not an easy thing to do. Thankfully I have had it printed the conventional way on a very special kind of tissue. I say that because it is not the same type of as dress makers pattern tissue, it's super strong and the best part about it is you can colour it the way you want to. So you can "Antique" it with lots of things that you will already have at home or in your crafting cupboard.
As you can see from the sample above I have 'antiqued' the tissue in different shades of tea and added a touch of red colouring to the top piece. As you add a second and third piece, dilute your tea. Actually by wetting the tissue it makes it even stronger when dry, sounds weird but it actually does, so if you want the tissue white still wet it and allow to dry. You can colour it any shade to match your project using any number of re inkers, (water based ones) food colouring or you could add some misting power to get different tones on the one sheet. Or if you want to like I do, make a big batch of really strong tea. I use Dilmar Extra Strength teabags and pop the tissue in to make different shades of that colour, usually three. Add the tissue (fold it in half first) into a flat container whilst the water is quite warm as it takes less time to colour it. Fold it in half again before you peg it to the clothesline to dry!

Once dry you have some lovely crispy tissue (when you try it you will know what I mean!) you can do so many things to add it into your latest creations.... here is a pic of some little flowers.

Join me tomorrow for another update on the Collections Antiquing Tissue and what you can do with this amazing product. It comes three sheets to a pack and will be in the stores in May. Thanks for looking......

PS Perth store owners will get to try out this versatile product in person on Friday or Saturday at my place here in Darch, hope to see you then.


16 comments:

Dawnie said...

super product Julie...I luv tissue and these look FAB !!! xxx

Natalie B said...

Looks great Julie xx

Teresa said...

Now this product is exciting! I can't wait to play with it.

Char said...

fantastic!!! How exciting! I can't wait to have a play with this product!

Heather said...

Awesome! I can't wait to play with it!

3djean said...

wish i lived in Australia , but will just have to wait ,looking forward to playing with this and stocking it

Linda Cain said...

Have always loved the look of tissue paper...great ideas!

~Linda

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great ideas with the tissue paper, love the flowers. Tracy x

Blossom inch said...

Exciting Julie, love it and I can't believe this tissue actual will be stronger after soaked it with water. Thanks for sharing and what a great product review here.

Hugs

Mrs Frizz said...

OMG how exciting ... that looks absolutely amazing ...

Gretz said...

Oww Julie you are killing me... in the best kinda way LOL

Divine Design said...

awesome product!

Liesbeth Fidder said...

Julie this looks wonderful ! I received the products yesterday and it's all so beautiful, I'm a happy person :-D ! Thanks again !!

Pearl Maple said...

Can't wait to see your tissues at the local shops.

Ann G. said...

Looks gorgeous as always - hope all is well

Genevieve said...

My goodies arrived during the week - the tissue feels fantastic and I can't wait for the school hols to be over so I can play in peace!

Cheers!