On the Pj party this week I’m sharing this is a cool ‘vintage’ technique. I was out in the ‘Shed’ checking out the archives from momma Aleene’s…. the other day and came across this …It came from the 40′s and 50′s….. making greeting cards with glue and facial tissue (Kleenex)… glitter, confetti or whatever you have around the house that is flat. We use to use pressed dried flowers.
Here’s what you will need:
Aleene’s Tacky Glue-1 Tablespoon.
Water- 2 Tablespoons
Stir Stick/craft stick
Paper- Construction paper works best ( but for my samples I used scrapbook papers)
Assorted Confetti paper or metallic, Glitter, tinsel, paper shreds, anything that is flat
White Facial Tissue (like Kleenex)
Brown Grocery Bag
Combine the glue and the water in the plastic cup. Mix thoroughly with the craft stick. Cut a piece of paper (white works best) a little large than desired size of card. Brush thinned glue mixture on one side of the paper. Sprinkle confetti etc. onto the glue covered paper. Remove bottom plies of the facial tissue. Center and lay 1 ply of the facial tissue on top of the confetti arrangement. Using the brush, gently dab thinned glue mixture on top of the tissue at saturate, wrinkling tissue slightly and bring sure to cover edges of tissue. Sprinkle glitter over wet tissue. Let dry.
Cut a piece of wax paper a little larger than design. Center and lay waxed paper pn top of design. Place design between 2 layers of brown bag. Iron until flat. Discard brown bag layers and wax paper. Cut desired background color of paper to desired size to finish card. Fold paper in half to create a card. Center and glue to front. let dry
Be sure to experiment with other items…. I think it needs to have lots more on the card….I was trying to do mine to quickly and didn’t put enough.. So play around and send me photos of your creativity with this cool technique.
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