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Tissue Art Box

Acrylic paint crafts are a great way to express your creativity. You don't have to be a crafting expert to create a Tissue Art Box from Heidi Borchers - just follow along with this tutorial and you'll have a fantastic keepsake box.

Tissue Art Box

Painted Tissue


  • White tissue paper
  • Waxed paper
  • Tulip Slick White Dimensional Paint
  • Acrylic paints – choice of three different colors
  • Squeegee – cardboard or old credit card


  1. To prepare each piece of tissue paper, place piece of tissue onto a piece of waxed paper (cut the paper shorter than the waxed paper.)
  2. Drizzle dimensional paint onto tissue background in desired pattern.

    Tissue Art Box
  3. Immediately drizzle first color of acrylic paint.

    Tissue Art Box
  4. Immediately drizzle second color of acrylic paint.

    Tissue Art Box
  5. Immediately drizzle third color of acrylic paint.

    Tissue Art Box
  6. While all paint is still wet, starting at top edge of tissue, place edge of squeegee at an angle on paper and pull across. Pull excess paint onto waxed paper.

    Tissue Art Box
  7. Place squeegee on paper just below first swipe and repeat squeegee technique.

    Tissue Art Box
  8. Repeat until you have completed entire piece. NOTE: Do not run squeegee over the same area(s) twice or you will lose the resist pattern.

    Tissue Art Box
  9. Make up dozens of pieces in advance and let them dry completely.

    Tissue Art Box


Collage Box


  • Wood box
  • Painted tissue (from above technique)
  • Gold spray paint
  • Aleene’s Collage Pauge – Matte
  • Brush – 1/2″ flat
  • Lids from empty glue bottles (4 for feet on box)
  • Aleene’s Super Thick Tacky Glue


  1. Glue the plastic lids to the bottom of the box.

    Tissue Art Box
  2. Let glue dry completely.

    Tissue Art Box
  3. Paint entire box inside and outside. Let dry.

    Tissue Art Box
  4. Cut piece of the painted tissue to fit the top of the lid. Brush the Collage Pauge over the top of the lid.

    Tissue Art Box
  5. Brush the Collage Pauge onto the back of the pre-cut tissue.

    Tissue Art Box
  6. Immediately place the glued piece to the top of the lid, glue side down into the wet glue on the lid. Using your finger, carefully press out any excess air bubbles.

    Tissue Art Box
  7. Brush a top coat of Collage Pauge over the top of the lid.

    Tissue Art Box
  8. Cover sides of box with same gluing technique.

    Tissue Art Box
  9. Decorate your box with fun embellishments!

    Tissue Art Box

For a comprehensive video tutorial, check out How to Make Custom Painted Tissue Paper.

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