Hi everyone…how are you! It’s Andrea from The Cottage Market. It is always wonderful to see you here at The Graphics Fairy! Today we have a very simple but fun and very useful little tutorial. How to Print on Tissue Paper. There are so many things you can do with sheets of printed tissue paper…from personalizing wrapping paper for a pretty little present to decoupaging it on something special and having it be transparent and a million other things that I am sure you can think of. We will go over how to print and then next time we meet I will have some DIY’s with the printed tissue paper for you to get you started!
Your supply list is very short. You need tape…an iron…standard computer paper…8 1/2″ x 11″ or 8 1/2″ x 14″ and then you need tissue paper …I just used the tissue paper you get in a big pack from the dollar store and cut it to 8″ x 10″ so I could safely attach the tissue paper to the computer paper. Of course you need a computer and printer also.
Now it is time to create your design…use your favorite computer paper and place the design you pick where you would like it on the tissue paper…you can also pic some images and make a pattern to cover the whole sheet! There are so many graphics and designs here at The Graphics Fairy you can come up with unbelievable creations!
Now cut your tissue paper the size you need it to be and lightly iron it…you will never get it totally smooth…but you will want to take a few of the wrinkles out so it goes through the computer easily. Just remember to keep the iron on low so the steam does not automatically trigger! Remember…it will not be totally smooth…just a little precautionary measure.
Then tape your tissue paper to the standard computer paler…make sure you smooth it out so there are not bubbles. tape on all 4 corners is a must.
Then load your printer according to the type of printer you have and print!
It’s that easy!
Sure hope you enjoy playing around with all the design possibilities! Oh and in case you missed it…last time we went over How to Print on Brown Paper Bags! Also, be sure and check out How to Print on Fabric as well! And to learn about What Printers are the Best for Crafting click HERE, for an informative post! Is there anything you can think of that you would like to print on but you are not sure how? Let me know ok! I will see you again really soon but if you want to see me for that…come and say hi over at The Cottage Market…it’s where I hang out!