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