I have not been doing many creative projects lately so I got out some white tissue paper and splashed some paint around. These sheets will require more layers of paint. On the fourth from the left I painted the paper first with gesso just to see how that worked.
The two sheets on the left have string couched between two sheets of tissue paper and the third sheet has leaves. Some mentioned on my previous tissue paper post that their tissue paper tends to tear. That's why I make a double layered sheet. Two sheets of paper "glued" together with matte or gloss medium. I let this sandwich dry and then paint on the colors. This gives me a stronger sheet which will hold quite a few layers of paint without tearing.
What to do with all these papers? At first I had envisioned a 12 by 24 inch wall hanging. Now I am thinking to first try a sort of prayer flag type thing. My proclivity is to make little books. Fun but what are their purpose? Or I could just stash the papers in a drawer and use in projects as they arise.
Meanwhile I spent a week chasing down my dentist as I had chipped out some filling and feared infection. Miscommunication was involved but finally on Monday I had a dental visit. No infection he said, but a crown is in order. As he had an immediate time slot due to a cancellation I did the first step then and am now a good bit poorer.