Tissue Collage

I love working with salvaged tissue paper. I apply it to canvas using a paintbrush and watered-down white glue. I like to call the technique “painting with paper”.  All of the tissue papers are salvaged from thrift stores, reuse centers, holiday packaging, store packaging, old sewing patterns, and more. I also use other porous papers like paint-stained paper towels, napkin samples, used coffee filters, and crepe paper.

"Sea and Sky #1" by Ruth Warren, 12"x12" mixed media on canvas featuring tissue collage
“Sea and Sky #1″ by Ruth Warren, 12″x12” mixed media on canvas featuring tissue collage
"Harllee Barn Reclaimed" by Ruth Warren, 12"x12" mixed media on canvas featuring tissue collage
“Harllee Barn Reclaimed” by Ruth Warren, 12″x12″ mixed media on canvas featuring tissue collage
"Night Fire Hibiscus" by Ruth Warren, 12"x12" mixed media on canvas featuring tissue collage
“Night Fire Hibiscus” by Ruth Warren, 12″x12″ mixed media on canvas featuring tissue collage
"Turtle Heading to Sea" by Ruth Warren, 12"x12" mixed media on canvas featuring tissue collage
“Turtle Heading to Sea” by Ruth Warren, 12″x12″ mixed media on canvas featuring tissue collage