Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Technique Tuesday!

Jessica here, with Technique Tuesday, this time brought to us by Heather Kuzyk.

Hey Hey!  I’m so happy to be sharing with you guys on technique Tuesday, because we all know sharing is caring.  My style is down and dirty, I’m a no rules kinda gal.   Rules… bah.   Anything goes, as long as I have fun doing it… I’m a hedonist that way. 

The technique I am sharing today I came across as an art teacher, and have used with much success with my students.  But why should the kids have all the fun?  What I love about this technique, is that although you have some control with placement of color, the dye will blend together to form random patterns and textures on the paper.  It’s a surprise each time you remove the tissue.  So with out further ado, I present Tissue Paper Tie Dye.

Materials List:  Spectra Bleeding Art Tissue Paper Rainbow Pack (available through Blick’s or Curry’s Art Supply for my Canadian Compatriots!)
White Vinegar (optional)

This technique works best on paper, any kind really.  I’m using a mixed media journal in my video.
I’ve had people ask if it works on fabric, so I tried in the video.  It works as long as you don’t wash the fabric after.  It’s not color fast on fabric. It will wash out. 

I hope you enjoy!

--> Heather Kuzyk is a graduate of Canada’s renown Craft and Design Program at Sheridan College in Ontario.  She has been an art teacher for the past 15 years, teaching young and old alike the joys of ceramic arts, mixed media, and art journaling.  
 In her spare time, Heather is an avid trader of Artist Trading Cards, art journaling, and spreading the Random Art of Kindness through the Art Abandonment movement.  You can read about her escapades on her blog.

Do you have a technique you'd like to share?  Email me at jessicabethsporn (at) gmail (dot) com with a brief description.  Upcoming artists sharing techniques are:

July:  Corrine Gilman
August: Maria McGuire


  1. Wonderful technique and your pages are so vibrant and colorful. Great choice of quotes! Thanks for sharing your technique with us. xox

  2. Love your quotes! And your color is just fabulous too! (www.glimmerbug.com)

  3. That is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pages!

  4. Beautiful pages and I love the quotes.

  5. ooo fabulous pages. I love how the technique adds an extra element of layer and intrigue. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Nice technique...love the way the color bleeds and spreads...Lovely pages :)
    Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Thanks for sharing this! I also taught art to kids for years. I think some the more basic supplies are often overlooked by adults but can be such fun! I got my bleeding tissue paper at Michaels. Also, at a combo teacher/art supply store (United Arts & Education) I found some no color bleeding paper. That was fun to use also! It is thicker than tissue. Just use whatever watercolor etc. you want and it will automatically bleed. It's great for making an ombre background. Thanks again for sharing this idea it makes me want to go get out my bleeding tissue right now! Great job on the video as well!