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Valentine’s Art: Textured Heart with Tissue Paper Pulp

wet tissue and glue heart art collage for kids valentines

Tissue papers are such a versatile material to do art and craft. Pari and I have experimented with tissue papers in many fun ways.

We’ve used these to:

Papier mache old bottles and make musical maracas.

Decoupage jars into candle holders

Make collages Eric Carle-style.

Be it in dry form or wet – with water or glue – you can explore doing art with tissue paper in some amazing ways.

Last week, I had Pari try a wet tissue technique – by soaking bits and pieces in water, squeezing out the water and sticking them onto art journals with glue. It was inspired by these paper pulp pictures.

Check out how Pari created these beautiful textured tissue paper art and enjoy her colourful pictures..

Also, am announcing the five lucky winners of the Personalized Story Book Giveaway. YAY!

valentines art wet tissue paper and water colour kids art

Pari drew hearts and flowers in her art journal and stuck down lumps of soaked and squeezed tissue onto the sketches.

tissue paper water colour glue art for kids

It’s a really open-ended sort of art – all about the process that allows kids to have unbridled fun.

The thrilling part was to dab water colours on them and watch them soak up the colour – creating vibrant tie and dye sort of effect.

You can also use coloured tissue papers to create similar effect. Make sure the tissue don’t bleed or else the colours will run into each other.

The sensory experience of wet, lumpy tissue between hands is a pleasure every kid will love.

A little messy, but it’s so much worth it.

tissue paper glue water heart valentines art and craft for kids

I’m sure we’re going to try this technique over and over again.

Oh even I would love to make a big collage of hearts or something and present it to the hubby! (winks)

And now – the winners of the Personalized Story books giveaway.

And they are:

Deepa, AkaneAngeliqueSwathi and Roopa

Congratulations to the five of you. :) I’ll contact you soon for the shipping address, which I’ll send to ‘I and My Story’. They will send you the books you’d chosen. So happy for all of you!

{ 21 comments… add one }

  • Angelique Felix January 23, 2012, 11:06 am

    OH!!! I am so happy :))
    What a magnificent post Rashmie! You should participate with us on the Heart project hosted by Jamie.
    Love Angelique

    • Rashmie January 23, 2012, 12:07 pm

      Thanks for sending the address, Angie :)
      Can’t wait to know how your daughter reacts when she reads the book!
      About the heart project – yeah, I’m participating, my dear. I’ll be sending the photos today. I recently switched laptop and in that process my photos needed re-organizing.
      Not sure though what all levels I may be able to participate…
      I’m so behind right now… :(

  • Swathi January 23, 2012, 11:20 am

    Woow I just cant believe my eyes !! I won yay !!!

    Thanks so much Rashmie u made my day !!!

    I too love this tissue paper technique and used it in one of my works recently. Have a look at My Altered canvas Art. the back ground is made with this technique …of course the pictures do not do any justice to the work

    • Rashmie January 23, 2012, 12:09 pm

      Woohoo! I’m so happy for you! Sending you a mail after this…
      I’ll have a look at your Altered canvas art. You’re so creative :)

  • Akane January 24, 2012, 1:57 am

    Oh wow! You made my hectic rainy Monday so much brighter! =) Thank you! My kids cannot wait to get their book. I’ll private message you my address in a minute.

    Love your craft for the day too! Definitely trying this out with my kids.

  • Ann January 24, 2012, 3:43 am

    Interesting effect – beautiful Pari! I’m sure both my children would enjoy this experience – thanks!

    • Rashmie @ Mommy Labs January 27, 2012, 5:10 pm

      Thank you, Ann! It looked so enjoyable when she was working on this – soaking the tissue, squeezing out the water etc that I wanted to jump in and start my own..!
      I’m sure your kids will enjoy this… :)

  • Dee January 24, 2012, 5:34 pm

    I made this lovely tissue paper technique today with my daughter and we had such a blast. Will send you the pics! Thanks for the beautiful and simple idea Rashmie.

  • Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree January 25, 2012, 2:06 pm

    BEAUTIFUL! Love this open ended idea! I’m pinning is!

  • crystal underwood January 25, 2012, 8:46 pm

    These turned out lovely!

  • Roopa@putti prapancha January 25, 2012, 8:56 pm

    These look lovely!! Love the process , the dipping in water, squeezing ahhh so much fun:)

    And yay, we won!! hurray :))

    • Rashmie @ Mommy Labs January 27, 2012, 5:13 pm

      Thanks, Roopa. Yeah, this was lot of fun.
      And, am so happy that you won this book for Putti :)

  • The Iowa Farmer's Wife January 25, 2012, 9:02 pm

    Oh wow! These turned out really neat!

  • Rebekah @ The Golden Gleam January 26, 2012, 2:32 am

    Such a beautiful project!

  • Aleacia January 26, 2012, 4:20 pm

    These are lovely. I love the texture the tissue paper creates and also how the watercolors soak so nicely into the paper. What a beautiful effect

    • Rashmie @ Mommy Labs January 27, 2012, 5:17 pm

      Thanks, Aleacia. you’re right – it’s lovely to watch the water colours seep in and spread…
      And hey, I loved your recent Play dough post… :)

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