ICE Resin + tissue paper with Thespa McLaughlin

Posted on | October 30, 2012 | 30 Comments

Thespa shares how to make tissue paper translucent with ICE Resin®

You can learn more about Thespa on her Vintiquities Worshop blog.



30 Responses to “ICE Resin + tissue paper with Thespa McLaughlin”

  1. Karla
    October 30th, 2012 @ 04:21

    DO you have a picture of the final result? How durable is the tissue paper once it is encased in resin? Thanks for the demo!

  2. carol
    October 30th, 2012 @ 08:26

    Hi Karla, Carol from ICE Resin here. The tissue paper is quite durable. Susan Lenart Kazmer has made many art journals with it, used the paper to enhance an art chandelier, and more.

  3. Deb P
    October 30th, 2012 @ 06:56

    Ohh I just found my project for this gloomy day.. off to print some tissue.. thanks for sharing

  4. Cindy Cima Edwards
    October 30th, 2012 @ 07:00

    This looks like fun!

  5. Marilyn Hughes
    October 30th, 2012 @ 07:56

    Wonderful technique. I’ve got to give this a try.

  6. Irene L
    October 30th, 2012 @ 08:52

    I think this could be really fun to try.

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    October 30th, 2012 @ 09:04

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  8. Kathy @ Katalina Jewelry
    October 30th, 2012 @ 09:06

    Great video, Thespa! I love using resin with tissue paper to make a transparent image…just like magic!

  9. Inga
    October 30th, 2012 @ 09:29

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing :)

  10. Pat Jorge
    October 30th, 2012 @ 10:28

    I don’t understand how this works but going to watch all your videos to find out. I want to try it out these things are so beautiful to me.

  11. carol
    October 30th, 2012 @ 12:22

    Start creating! There are lots of videos on our website to get you started!

  12. Jackie Streety
    October 30th, 2012 @ 12:02

    Thanks for the wonderful idea. Can’t wait to dream up something to print on tissue and place in jewelry

  13. Cheryl Tomlinson
    October 30th, 2012 @ 12:08

    I will give this a try.

  14. Sandy_in_MD
    October 30th, 2012 @ 12:33

    That’s a really cool technique – thanks so much for the video instructions.

  15. Ellie Knol
    October 30th, 2012 @ 13:39

    What a splendid idea! Sure going to try that!

  16. Karla
    October 30th, 2012 @ 14:31

    Thanks, Carol!
    Any chance you could post a picture of the dried resin paper made from the video?

  17. carol
    November 1st, 2012 @ 05:38

    You won! Congratulations!

  18. cathy @ ma vie trouvee
    October 30th, 2012 @ 18:13

    what a great idea to make your own printed tissue paper! and I did not think to use my nonstick mat for the resin – I always use a plastic bag. Great tips!

  19. Tiffany Smith
    October 30th, 2012 @ 21:12

    Love the tip given on using makeup sponge. I will be trying that next time.

  20. Laurie Hunt
    October 30th, 2012 @ 23:20

    I love making resin paper, but I have never thought to use tissue paper. Even worse, I’ve never thought of printing my own paper for use. thanks for flipping a switch in my creative brain today!

  21. Mary
    October 31st, 2012 @ 04:06

    Love this – can’t wait to try this!

  22. Thespoena
    October 31st, 2012 @ 06:42

    Hi Karla, I will try to take a picture of it tonight and send it to Carol. Maybe she can add it to the post?
    What happens after it cures is all the white or light areas of the tissue paper become clear or translucent and what you see most is the images and lines that are printed on the paper. Like stained glass. The tissue paper becomes very durable and flexible, almost like oil cloth. or vinyl. It’s great stuff to use in jewelry or mixed media projects, you could make anything with it. Stitch it, glue it, truly the sky is the limit with this technique. :)

  23. Tina M.
    October 31st, 2012 @ 06:45

    Great idea with the resin and tissue paper. As always you rock the crafts!!

  24. Sally
    October 31st, 2012 @ 18:45

    Love this idea! One thing I am not clear on, is the part about running it through a printer. Is something being printed on the tissue (which is taped onto a regular piece of paper), or is the point just to pass the paper through the printer rollers? Thanks for the idea!

  25. kate
    October 31st, 2012 @ 19:20

    Super cool. Thanks Thespa for sharing, can’t wait to go and find more video tutorials! I am gonna be quickly addicted!

  26. kelly M
    October 31st, 2012 @ 19:21

    ok when you turned over the first side of resin coated tissue paper, to “resin” the other side and u said “leave it there to dry+stick+peel”… i was eyes open smiling at the ta dah simplicity of the magic…

  27. Karla
    November 1st, 2012 @ 06:10

    Woohoo! Thanks, Carol!!

  28. Karla
    November 1st, 2012 @ 06:11

    Thanks for the info, Thespoena!

  29. Thespoena
    November 1st, 2012 @ 06:15

    Hi Sally! Yes, you can take a plain sheet of tissue paper, white or any color, and tape it to a piece of paper that you can then run through the printer and print any image you want on it. You can also just use a patterned tissue paper if you want to without printing anything on it, nor running it through the printer. I hope this helps. Hugs!

  30. Jen Crossley
    November 3rd, 2012 @ 15:52

    Great project and tips I really enjoyed this


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