Here's What You Need:
liquid starch (in the laundry section of the grocery store)
tissue paper, cut or torn into 2-3 inch pieces
sponge-tip or other brushes, a clean sponge will work as well
|Leah and Oliver use geometric tissue paper fragments to create a stained glass effect.|
Photo credit: Seth Chrisman
Here's What You Do:
Give each artist a piece of waxed paper, of desired size. Tape it down to the work surface.
Pour 1/2 cup liquid starch into a cup for each person. The artist uses a brush or sponge to apply the liquid starch to the wax paper. Have plenty of pre-cut colored tissue paper nearby.
The artists place the tissue paper in any design they wish--pieces may overlap--and then add another layer of liquid starch on top.
When the design is complete, allow it to dry thoroughly and then hang the creation in a window--the light shining through heightens the design. You can make a cardboard or paper frame if you wish, or even cut it into shapes.
|We used some glittery tissue paper!|