Saturday, February 18, 2012

Homemade Script Tissue Paper

Last night I was perusing the Faded Charm Cottage White Wednesday and Savvy Southern Style Wow us Wednesday Linky Parties, and I came across a post by Tales from an OC Cottage click here. She had done a project with scripted napkins. I fell in love with her projects and spent the rest of the evening trying to find the napkins on the internet so I could make some projects of my own.  I had absolutely no luck.  So I began experimenting with my ink jet printer and some used tissue paper and one of my French typography documents.  I love the result.  My daughter thought it was actually old paper.
 Here is how I did it.  I took a piece of copy paper and sprayed spray adhesive on the top and the bottom.  I left the middle with no spray.  This was just to get the tissue paper to adhere so it would go through the copier. I laid the tissue on the sheet of paper and trimmed it to fit the 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of copy paper.  I then ran the paper through my copier and copied the image like normal.  I only had to use one piece of copy paper because each consecutive piece of tissue adhered just fine.

22 comments:

Bliss said...

OHHHH you are on to something!!!!! There are more possibilities in this.

~Bliss~

Heaven's Walk said...

So cool! They really do look vintage! :)

xoxo laurie

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Most excellent and creative! I've also been on a futile search for scripty tissue paper after finding some in Starbucks years ago. Thanks for this wonderful DIY!

Rhissanna said...

Oh! I found you through Debbiedoo's Newbie party. I love this. Thanks for the tips on using spray mount. Now follower!

Candy said...

Love the idea....and the look. Will definitely have to try this. Ran into you over at Debbiedoo's and had to take a peek. Im your newest follower, so please come visit me and become a follower of mine. THANKS 8-)

Audrey said...

Love the look and so many possibilities. Love your blog and will be back to enjoy more.
Blessings.
Audrey Z.
http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/

Barbara Jean said...

love it. thanks for tip.

barb

Stephanie said...

Great idea! I'm going to try it too. I found you through the Newbie party and am now a Linky follower.

Nook and Cranny said...

GET THE HECK OUT...
This is so fantastic...
I love a great swap and do it often. I love to wrap my swap items up just as nice as the piece itself. This will be just a perfect touch to my tissue paper.
I am inspired and I thank you.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Renee @ Rustic Crafts and Chic Decor said...

Oh my gosh! I am loving this idea!
I started a new link party just for rustic and shabby chic projects. I would love to have you share this - http://rustic-crafts.com/?p=5569

Angie said...

Absolutely fabulous! I'm featuring you tomorrow evening at the Knick of Time Tuesday Vintage Style Party!

Feel free to grab my "I Was Featured" button - you earned it!

Blessings,
Angie @ Knick of Time

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I love this idea! Turned out great!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is such a great project...I can't wait to try it! Hopped over from Knick of Time...I'm a new follower and following on Pinterest, too!

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

I love this idea! I can't wait to try it!

I'd love for you to link up this or any other posts on my Pinterest Party: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2012/03/pinteresting-party-week-29.html

Renee @ Rustic Crafts and Chic Decor said...

Thanks for linking this to my party. You were featured at this week's party! - http://rustic-crafts.com/?p=5878

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Whoa! This is beautiful -- it really does look like vintage documents and letters -- very clever!

Ann said...

Brilliant! Can't wait to try this. I'm your newest follower on GFC and Linky.

Green Willow Pond said...

Love this! It could be used for so many things. My mind is reeling! Thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower.

Have a lovely weekend!
Deborah

Leslie Villarreal said...

did you usea n inkjet? i have a laser printer. What kind of adhesive did you use.. might be hard to get the paper off tissues after printing if you use the wrong adhesive

Maybe a glue stick mightl work too? NEAT IDEA!

janey04 said...

where did you get your french typography document..i love this idea!! martha

diy-er said...

Janey04 I bet you could find a "french document" at Graphics Fairy.
This looks great!

Ulrika said...

Hi!! I loooove this tissuepaper!!! What text did You use? How did You find that text?
Or what did You search for when You made this paper?
I also print on tissuepaper and the I use my embossing heatgun to melt it into a candle!
Pls send me answer to my questions! Best regards Ulrika in Sweden