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Tissue Paper Coloring Tutorial

Jun 09, 2023

Tissue Paper Coloring Tutorial

Did you know tissue paper can bleed?

That's right - using water, tissue paper, and a white crayon, we create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.


Here are the instructions:

  1. Place your stencil on the sheet of watercolor paper.
  2. Using your white crayon, trace the stencil.
  3. Fill the spray bottle with water.
  4. Spray the entire sheet of watercolor paper. It should feel wet to the touch.
  5. One by one, place squares of tissue paper on the watercolor paper. The colors will begin to “bleed” - we want that!
  6. Spray the paper as much as you need to so there is enough water underneath each piece of tissue paper. 
  7. Let dry for 5-10 minutes.
  8. Peel off the tissue paper squares to reveal a “painted” canvas!