Tips and ideas for how to use acrylic paint and tissue paper to make fun and colorful Halloween backgrounds for crafts, decor, junk journals or mini albums.
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How To Make Gel Plate Tissue Paper For Halloween
Halloween Decorating and Papercrafts
Okay, I admit it, I am sucker for Halloween Decorating! I was born on October 29th so when I was little I got to dress up for school, my birthday and trick or treating so I thought it was all a super fun holiday just for me!
But now I love to do craft projects and so I need lots of Halloween backgrounds and I love how the gel plates makes doing them so easy!
Traditional Halloween colors are black and orange, but for sure when you are doing your tissue paper you can use green, purple, orange, black or even yellow or gold!
What Kind Of Paper Can You Use To Print On?
The cool thing about doing this kind of project is that you can actually gel plate on anything … I used old book pages, mixed media paper, Tim Holtz Collage paper and plain old, by the ream, tissue paper.
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What Kind Of Acrylic Paint Can You Use?
This is one project where the quality of the paint doesn't matter that much. Because they are background papers and being done on the gel press, you don't have to use super high quality paint to get great results!
Projects I Used Halloween Backgrounds In!
- Acrylic paint
- Old Book Pages
- Tissue Paper
- Mixed Media Paper
- Watercolor Paper
- Gel Plate
- Place stencil onto gel plate
- Brayer acrylic paint over the stencil
- Remove stencil and press paper
- "Pull" prints from the plate
You can make multiple "pulls" with the same set of paint on the gel plate. You can also use the back of the stencil to make a reverse pull.
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