Tuesday, June 30, 2015

SPRING HARMONY and Tissue paper

Watercolor - 11x15

I used tissue paper to paint through for this pastel bouquet of flowers. I love the texture that is created with this technique and the soft, ethereal quality of the finished piece.


  1. I love this! I was wondering if you could tell me- is this done using regular tissue just laid on top of watercolor paper?

  2. Thanks Sam - I wet the wc paper first, then lay the tissue on top and paint on the tissue paper, letting the colors bleed through to the wc paper underneath. When it is all dry the tissue is removed an you can finish off the painting as needed. it is a fun way to loosen up and creates wonderful texture.