Have you experimented with bleeding tissue paper yet? It’s interesting because you apply it as you would in a collage, yet the color from the tissue paper “bleeds” out onto the surface of the paper or egg or whatever, acting like a paint.
We recently tried coloring Easter eggs with bleeding tissue paper, which was lots of fun, with cool results.
I have two Easter egg projects here:
The first is an Easter egg mosaic on paper using the bleeding tissue paper.
In the second, we colored Easter eggs (real ones) with the bleeding tissue paper.
Coloring Easter Eggs with Bleeding Tissue Paper
Maia and I both used crayons to draw eggs on our paper first, then started in with the tissue paper and water.
Yay for bleeding tissue paper! It really works!
(It also stains tables. I found this out the hard way—anyone know how to get the stain out?)
Here’s Maia’s egg picture.
And here’s mine.
I also made a frame with the bleeding tissue paper, leaving the center blank. I was going to let it dry then offer it to Maia, but she wanted to draw a picture in it immediately. Here she’s pointing out all the Easter eggs and Easter candy that she’s drawn.
After our success with the bleeding tissue paper art, I decided to take it a step further and use it to dye some eggs. Marlise was over for the evening and we all sat down after dinner with hard-boiled eggs, the plate of tissue paper, and water (once again I forgot to cover the table!).
We brushed water on the eggs, applied tissue paper pieces, then brushed more water on top. Here are the eggs with wet tissue paper. We let them sit for about an hour before removing the paper.
And here are the finished eggs once the tissue paper has been peeled off. I love them!
And coloring Easter eggs with bleeding tissue paper is so easy. I actually like how they look with the tissue paper still on, too, and might try some mod podge and tissue paper eggs next year — maybe with blown eggs.
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