Friday, 7 June 2019

Tissue Paper project for a Vintage Journey

Hello friends, - it's the first Friday of the month and that means a new challenge is starting at A Vintage Journey. The theme is Tissue Paper as the title of my post suggests, and this month I am the host. So if you play along with us, (and of course we all hope you will) this is what I would like you to do:
There are many different ways you can incorporate tissue paper into your project - create texture by scrunching it up, stain it, paint it, wax it, stamp on it, emboss on it. You could use cheap tissue from the supermarket, recycle gift wrapping tissue, or even use old dressmaking patterns. Just remember to create in one of our preferred styles of vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.
Now those of you who have followed me lately may have noticed that I love using wax seals, and in the last year or so, I have collected quite a few of them, so I decided to make a storage box for them.
I used various techniques for this project, using normal tissue paper, collage and rice paper, both also kinds of tissue paper and even some tissue paper stickers.
Here you can see the outside of the box
And below some photos of the inside
Now this week, I will keep my post to this, but in two weeks time I will do a full tutorial on the AVJ blog with lots of details of how this project came together.

Thanks for your visit today and please hop over to A VINTAGE JOURNEY to see what my fabulous teamies have created, and hopefully you will feel inspired to play along!


My name is Erika. said...

You have a nice collection of wax seals Astrid. But even better is that very pretty box you finished. I love it Astrid. And I am working on a tissue paper page with a vintage feel so I left myself a note on my calendar to link up once I finish it. It's all good timing. Happy weekend. hugs-Erika

S@ndy Diller said...

Thanks for hosting this great challenge Astrid, your box is amazing. Love all the items you used and textures are so lovely. Hugs, S@ndy

Maryann Laursen said...

Another outstanding projects here today Astrid. Really amazing and so beautiful, and I can´t wait to see the tutorial for it i, when it comes up, as I really love this box here, so beautiful work.

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely collection of seals, and you have created a beautiful storage box. Have a great weekend, Valerie

brenda said...

As always a stunning piece of artwork Astrid, you never fail to impress with the textures and depth you achieve in your work.

B x

Annie said...

A fantastic challenge theme Astrid and your box is absolutely stunning with amazing details x Cant wait for the tutorial xx
The perfect place to store your wax seals...I love it xx

Huge hugs and see you soon x
Annie xx

Meggymay said...

Its a fantastic box project, you have a super collection of seals to store away.
Yvonne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful creation and I love this month's challenge theme, such fun! Wow, you used tissue paper for so many different elements of your amazingly designed box and I'm looking forward to seeing how it came together in your tutorial in two weeks time 😀. That's a great collection of wax seals too and their new home is perfect! Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a happy Friday and weekend! Jo x

Dorthe said...

Hello Astrid,
such a very beautiful box you have created for your wax seals- I love the pale look of old papers, and the little gold used , on the crumpled tissue paper, and your seal - and inside it is equal lovely ,in sage tones and with the embossed text .
Hugs, Dorthe xx

Julia Aston said...

what a lovely box you created to store all of your sealing wax supplies Astrid! Your tissue paper adds such great texture behind your layered decorations -love the gold brushed over the black makes a great framing for your layered papers - and how nice to include a seal as well!! xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

Hi Astrid!! Love, love, love this gorgeous little box. Love the texture fom the tissue papers and you've used a stunning combination of colours! You certainly have a great collection of wax seals and have created the perfect home for them! hugs xx

Redanne said...

This is such a lovely way to store your growing collection of seals Astrid, the cover is gorgeous and I look forward to seeing how you brought it together. Hugs, Anne xx

butterfly said...

A lovely storage box for your growing collection. The gilded texture makes a lovely frame for the collaging, with all your trademark vintage style. Looking forward to seeing the details in a couple of weeks.
Alison x

Jennie Atkinson said...

A stunning box Astrid and I can't wait to see all the details of how you created it! Love all those wonderful seals you have too - quite a collection and so worthy of a fabulous box to keep them in. Jennie x

A Pink said...

Love your altered box, Astrid and love the idea of having a special place to keep your expanding collection of wax seals . How gorgeous do they look in situ ! Looking forward to your tutorial post after seeing and reading your post today .

have a lovely weekend
Hugs x

toni said...

Your altered box is gorgeous Astrid. I love the translucent layering of the different tissues and the gorgeous e way you have been usingtextured 'frame' I'm looking forward to seeing your tutorial. I must say I also have a lot of 'seal envy' after seeing your collection! I love the way you've been using them in your journals. Thank you for the lovely comments warm welcome message you left on my blog. It is very much appreciated Toni xx

Nikki Acton said...

Oooh fabulous Astrid, love what I am seeing and look forward to the details. Love the variety of tissue products you used! Nikki xxx

sarascloset said...

Oh, what a beautiful (and useful) box to hold your collection! The gilded texture on the exterior is lovely to back your gorgeous vintage collage, and inside is ever prettier! I'm looking forward to learning your steps in creating this masterpiece! Hugs!

Barbara said...

Fabulous project and fabulous challenge! love so much your box, neutral tones and design made this an extraordinary piece! Barbara

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

Thanks for hosting this great challenge Astrid. What a beautiful box. Your tissue paper adds such great texture and I love the way you used wax seals. Looking forward to your tutorial post after seeing and reading your post today.
Ann xx

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