GPP Street Team

This is my first time to enter a creativity challenge over at Green Pepper Press (  This is Crusade No. 38 and is hosted by Michelle Ward.   The challenge is to create a collage from painted tissue paper.  I used white tissue paper which I painted with acrylic paints and inks.  I forgot to use gesso as suggested. I’ll have to try that on another collage. It was my first time using tissue paper in collage…it’s a little tricky to use with but I really liked the effect.  This is in my “old book” journal.

17 thoughts on “GPP Street Team

  1. michelle ward March 19, 2010 / 5:41 pm

    Hello Mary. Nice to meet you and have you playing on our street team! I love the colors and composition of these pages. And they look even more interesting when I click for the enlargement – so much texture and great mix of color. It’s so impressive to learn you started from white tissue! Bravo!!


  2. regina March 19, 2010 / 9:12 pm

    I really like your colors and the way you collaged your papers.


  3. Dawn March 19, 2010 / 9:40 pm

    Ooh, i like the Picasso-like effect here! I also love the colors. I am a fan of bright, bold colors. Great job! I hope you keep joining the crusdades 🙂


  4. imelda March 20, 2010 / 12:54 am

    Yummy colors and I love the layers


  5. Goudenregen March 20, 2010 / 6:10 am

    Great work, love the layering and colors. Tissue paper is really amazing, don’t you think? Helen


  6. Janet March 20, 2010 / 10:42 am

    The colors you chose are beautiful! Who knew plain white tissue could look so great!!


  7. Lisa Sarsfield March 20, 2010 / 4:40 pm

    Tissue paper is tricky stuff to use but it does give collages a wonderful texture! I usually use it to cover over old work and create a new surface with it. Your collage is very vibrant! have you tried using lunch paper? It’s similar to the tissue paper but thicker and easier to work with:)


  8. Diane March 21, 2010 / 9:00 am

    And I love it. I really like working with tissue paper, because it doesn’t have to go on smooth–you get that stucco look and the cheaper stuff is so transparent, which is nice. I also like to stamp on it and then collage.


  9. Marilyn G March 21, 2010 / 5:12 pm

    The colors you have used are just popping out at me. The little touch of black with white is the
    “glue” that creates harmony across the entire piece. Nice work.
    Thanks for the comment on my blog.


  10. jean March 22, 2010 / 5:46 am

    o i just love the colors! beautiful effects!


  11. Becky Ramsey March 22, 2010 / 7:42 am

    GORGEOUS! Those are my favorite colors. So, so pretty!


  12. Lay Hoon March 24, 2010 / 6:13 pm

    Welcome to the team.

    I love the bright colour layered. Excellent.


  13. Kate Robertson March 25, 2010 / 9:02 am

    Great colors, I love the combination’s you put together, Thanks for the visit to my blog. These challenges are fun. I hope to see you participate again.


  14. scrapmedia March 26, 2010 / 8:18 pm

    Gorgeus!!! great colors!!!
    Thanks for your visit in my blog.


  15. Susan April 1, 2010 / 5:36 am

    OMG these colors are fantastic!! wonderful layering of colors and i love the hearts and stitching accents. good work!! xoSusan


  16. Michelle Brown April 10, 2010 / 6:08 am

    Great journal pages. Welcome to the Crusade – hope you will play again; it’s such fun.


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