Tissue paper is no longer just for stuffing gift bags. These days I’m using tissue paper in a lot of my art and paper projects because it is so versatile. It’s flexible, semi transparent, thin and printable. Today’s tutorial is about how to print on tissue paper. I suggest you give this a try. You can print photos on tissue paper to incorporate into so many different art projects. You can also print graphics or words. Imagine filling your gift bag with custom printed tissue paper. Enjoy this tutorial on how to print on tissue paper.
You are going to need tissue paper, regular copy paper, some kind of tape, glue or adhesive, scissors, a computer and a printer.
The first thing you need to do is attach your tissue paper to your copy paper. I did this using double sided tape along the outsides of my copy paper.
Once you have your favorite adhesive around the corners of the copy paper place one side of the tissue paper down. Pull the other side taught and stick it down as well. You want to get your tissue paper to lay as flat as possible. If you have any edges of tissue paper that extend beyond the edges of the copy paper trim them down with your scissors.
You may need to print a test page on your printer so you know which way to insert the tissue paper. I like to mark the corners of a test page so I know which side went in up and which corner went in first. However, many modern printers have a handy diagram that lets you know which way the paper should go.
Go to your computer, find the photo or image that you want to print onto tissue paper and click print. Now watch the magic happen!
To get the tissue paper off of the copy paper just trip the edges. Most printers have margins that the printer will not print on so you don’t have to worry about cutting into your image too much. Be careful not to rip your pretty printed tissue paper.
The final tissue paper print. It does need a little bit of time to dry before incorporating it into any projects.