Monday, June 27

art supplies

I love art supplies.
When I hear about something new I can't wait to get my hands on it & play!
I also love it when I can replicate the results with things I already have on hand.
A couple of weeks ago I bought this amazing tissue paper by 7gypsies.
As you can tell by the price tag it's not cheap, but just a little bit in the right project is beautiful.

I used some in the windows on this journal page.
When I finish I think it will look pretty cool.
I like to make my own tissue paper using this simple method I learned from Hanne Matthiesen.

Tape a deli sheet to a piece of copy paper.  Make sure to tape it down carefully so it doesn't get caught in your printer.

I copy book pages, journals, anything, it's awesome!

At Paper Cowgirl fellow teacher Shelley Massey introduced me to PenPastels.
I think they've been around for awhile, don't know how I missed them!
I love the consistency & the way they blend on so many surfaces. 
I waxed my homemade tissue paper onto cardboard, then applied the PenPastel over the top.  

It works go great on wax!

Next I copied this gorgeous picture & used color pencil to add highlights.

Using beeswax I covered her with my tissue paper & added even more depth with the PanPastel.

I'm really happy with the results.

I switched it up on this one, placing the photo on top.

I know this was a short post but the kids are about to explode with excitement
We're on our way to Broken Bow, OK for a week of camping!

Have a great week!


cat lacigale said...

fabulous projects ! I used tissue paper from 7 Gypsies as well in a project I publish tomorrow ! It is a wonderfulpaper ! A bit expensive, but so gorgeous !

Terri said...

Lisa, your project is fabulous! I love all that you are doing here.
Have a wonderful time with your family while camping.

Sharon Morrison said...

Love the wax print. I need to sit down and just do it. Have a great weekend.
Sharon/Ks/Bird Song

red.neck chic said...

Dang... I'd be excited too since you have MARSHMALLOWS in the camping box!!! ;-D

LOVE the tissue paper... that's so cool!!!

have fun! robelyn

Dorthe said...

Hi Lisa-
Thanks for your wonderful "tutorial" -MY- it looks gorgeus, dear- what a fantastic effect with the wax-and fabulous tissue paper- you made yourself- it is the most beautiful page, sweet friend.
Lisa I wish you all a wonderful camping week-I`m sure you brought something with you, to work with, that you will do wonders with, -for us to see later.
Love and hugs -Dorthe

Laurie said...

Love the tissue paper idea! You are inspiring me! Now I need to learn how to use beeswax! Have so much fun camping!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

It is fantastic...I wish I knew what you were talking about, but I love the finished product!!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

lovely tutorial lisa! merci for sharing and have an awesome time camping!

Vicki said...

Enjoy the camping. I love this tutorial. Thank you for sharing. I can't wait to run some bakery paper through the printer and try the Pan Pals.

suziqu's thread works said...

Lisa that 7Gypsies tissue paper looks divine. What a lovely result you have achieved with it and the waxing idea.
Have a wonderful week camping with your dear little kidlets.

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Lisa ~
Your project looks awesome!! You do the coolest things!

Have a wonderful time in Oklahoma camping!!


Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa,
Love your tissue paper and your instructions for making your own.
Have a great time camping in OK...we'll be doing the same in New Hampshire...let's all hope for good weather. Hope you and your family have fun...Happy 4th!

trash talk said...

Girly, I love art supplies and I don't even do art!
These are fabulous. How lucky am I to have such talented friends to brag about?
Marshmallows and sparklers..does it get more fun than that? the colander for cooking...or for wearing as a helmet?

Suz said...

Thank you so much for the great instruction. I saw the 7 Gypsies paper and thought it was wonderful but also thought, too much. I think I have changed my mind. Where do you buy deli paper?

Ruby Grace's said... do great work. That is lovely. I wish I had the patience to create...I have to buy it already done. Have fun in Broken is so pretty up there. I am going to a wedding at Lake Murray in a few weeks and looking forward to it.

Jenny Petricek said...

Hey Lisa, I'm with you when it comes to art supplies...I'm starting a new altered book this week (hopefully, anyhow!), and after finishing my shift at the arts/crafts store I took out my very long shopping list and let's just say I spent all of my wages--and then some--on fun new supplies for the project!

The 7Gypsies tissue paper is gorgeous...will have to tell my manager to order some of that at our store!

Little Pink Studio said...

beautiful projects and techniques! Thank you so much for sharing!
Hope you have a fabulous time camping!
Cerri xoxo

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Lisa, Isn't it always fun to try something new? I love what you did with the tissue papers, wax and the pastels.
Have a great week camping and don't forget to stop at some antique shops you might drive past :-).
Hugs to you,

A Cottage Muse said...

What a great idea...thanks for the tips!

Have fun camping ~ have you ever tried making smores with peanut butter cups...mmmmm!

Sandra at 7th St. Studio said...

Oh my gosh Lisa! You have inspired me now!!! I have got to go get the wax pot out of the van and get after it...and go find deli paper!!! I think we need a day of paper play when you get back!!! we can make tissue paper and "paper fabric"!!! Enjoy the camping with the kiddos, what fun and what memories you are making for those kids! Loved our day of shopping! -Sandra

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

First of all, I am cracking up over teh comment above...I'll be boycotting his blog, that's for sure! LOL

Awesome techniques Lisa...thanks for sharing them w/ us! If I ever get a break from the grands I'm gonna give them a try. Have fun camping!

Karen Valentine said...

You SHOULD be happy with the results!! It's fabulous!! I am always inspired by your creativity and talent Lisa. And thanks for the great links. I'm off to check them out!! Have a great night!

Sheila R said...

Love your artwork. Thank for sharing your how to!

Shopgirl said...

These are wonderful pieces. I love to work with new things and this looks like extra fun. I hope summer is being good to you, love Mary

Liz said...

Hi Lisa,
I've just discovered your blog, and I'm so glad I did!!!!!! I'll be checking back often :) Thank you for such a wonderful idea and for sharing the instructions.
Hope you had a great time camping!

Jules said...

Have you thought of a video version of your encaustic workshop? I have been perusing Dick Blick for encaustic supplies and aren't sure where to start for what I want to do. Should a beginner just get a pound of encaustic medium and jump in? It appears to be sooooo much fun! Thanks for sharing what you do! Paper Cowgirl Workshop looks like a great time!

Linda Kinnaird Jewelry said...

Lisa - beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful to see what you're doing with the wax! And thanks for the credit!

patty said...

Love the tissue idea. Where did you find the box of deli tissue? I can only find wholesalers. They only sell by the case (10,000 sheets)!
Thanks, Patty

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Lisa. Can I come over and play???? I want to use beeswax....and pan pastels...and burn stuff!!!! You are an amazing artist girl and I love that you love trying new things since I'm such a chicken!!!! I hope you guys are having the best time ever on vacation and I can't wait for you to get home ~ Broken Bow is SO not internet or phone friendly!! hugs and love, Dawn

Ella said...

These are stunning!!! I now have more supplies to add to my long list ;D I am struggling; I can't find the resin you mentioned. What brands could I substitute...I almost bought some at Michael's, but wasn't sure?!

Happy 4th to you n' your family! We are go camping, too! enJOY~

time worn interiors said...

Love the results of you project! Fabulous!

Storybook Woods said...

How cool is this? I want to try it. I hope you are having oodles of fun xoxox Clarice

Ivy and Elephants said...

I never heard of this, but I love it!
Thanks so much for sharing, the photo looks awesome! Saving into my idea file.

Cottage Panache said...

Very cool results Lisa! Love it!
:) Maureen

Anonymous said...

Lisa, these turned out gorgeous. Loving all the textures and shine. I have been AWOL for weeks! Painting, not playing with crafts! :-( So I'll get my craft "fix" by visiting instead!

Hugs, girlfriend!

darlene said...

Saw your technique on Pinterest! Your project came out gorgeous.

darlene said...

Just found your tutorial on Pinterest. Love the technique! Thanks so much for sharing.