Tissue Paper Collage

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Materials: Colored tissue paper, paper, glue and water mixture, and paint brushes.

 

Begin with a blank piece of paper of any size.  Create a design by filling the paper with a collage of ripped tissue paper.  The tissue paper is attached  with a glue & water mixture.

1 part glue

1 part water

 

These materials used together bring up tolerance and control issues with clients.  I have worked with clients that preferred to have more control over the tissue paper.  They chose to cut pieces of tissue paper instead of ripping the tissue paper.  Some clients I have worked with prefer to use tissue paper that does not bleed, as the color tends to bleed onto the skin. 

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Others are able to tolerate the messiness of the bleeding tissue paper better and enjoy the mixing colors that occurs with the application of the glue & water mixture.  The blending and mixing of colors is out of the control of the client.  I have attached an example.

Upon the tissue paper drying, clients have drawn on top of the collage with black ink.  I have attached an example.

This project can be used in various settings and with a variety of populations.