Fairy Canvas with Crinkle Paper Technique

May 1, 2016 at 1:30 am Leave a comment

I love using this crinkle  paper technique.   Originally it was a Chinese technique for adding texture and pattern to a painting and it was done on rice paper.  I started doing it on tissue paper and I like it better because I can get crisper crackling with the crinkles created on the tissue paper.


First I crinkleup the tissue paper.  I try to get as many crinkles in it as possible.


Next the tissue paper is flattened out a bit.  You don’t want to totally flatten it out because you want a lot of the crackled ridges to still be up.  This way they’ll be able to accept the ink better.


I like using the Tim Holtz Mini Ink Blending Tool and Distress Archival Ink to brush over the top of the crinkled tissue paper.  I load the ink (I used Black Soot) onto the ink blending tool by pouncing the tool with the foam pad again the ink palette.  It loads just enough ink to make a pass across the tissue paper and have the ridges of the folds pick up the pigment.  You don’t want to hesitate too much with the inking tool because if you stay too long in one place you’ll end up with a Black Soot circle on the tissue paper.  This isn’t something to be desired; although I don’t mind that occasionally there is a bit of a darker smudge in some areas.  I think this adds more contrast and interest to the pattern of crazing that is created.  I just brush the loaded mini ink pad with the tool lightly across the tissue paper. There’s usually enough ink on the tool to make one pass.  Then I load it with ink again and brush it across the crinkled tisse paper again.  I continue in this way until the entire paper is covered with crackling.


Here’s a closer look at the inked tissue paper.


I tore the tissue paper into two pieces and arranged them on the canvas until I liked the way it looked.  I marked the postion of the paper lightly wih a pencil.


Next I turned the tissue papers (one at  a time) wrong side down on a Ranger Non-Stick craft sheet and coated the back with matter gel medium.  I used a Tim Holtz Distress Collage brush to apply the gel medium.  I like the way the brush applies the gel medium smoothly and doesn’t tear the delicate tissue paper.


I next picked the tissue paper up off the craft sheet carefully and set it in place on the canvas.  I smoothed any wrinkles out of the tissue paper using a dry Distress Collage Brush.


I die cut some flourishes out of clear contact paper Using Sizzlits Decorative Flourishes Set dies.  I removed the back from the contace paper and adhered the flourishes to the top part of the tissue paper.


I cut strips out from some tracing paper and taped it around the tissue papers to prevent the spray paint from going over the edges of the tissue paper.IMG_2041

Next I sprayed over the tissue paper with Mister Hury’s color Mists; Sugar Plum and Deseert and Recollections Cricket and Glacier.  I let the spray paints dry and then I positioned a fairy from Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden Collectables on the canvas where I wanted it.  I decided the wings weren’t what I wanted.  I outlined them with white chalk on the canvas and then cut them off the fairy.IMG_2042.JPG


I placed them on tissue paper and outlined around them and cut them out.


I glued the fairy onto the canvas and then glued the wings back in place with matte gel medium.


I cut the lantern out of the fairy’s hand on the Bewitch paper P1220 from the same Enchanted Garden Collection and using the gel medium adhered it to the fairy’s hand.  I painted in the wings and the antennae, and added some light around the lantern and in the top right of the top of the tissue paper with Acryla Gouche using Titanium White, Light Green and Sky Blue.IMG_2049

I then glued on the two butterflies and the saying at the bottom.



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