I have gotten lots of questions on what exactly Tissue Tape is and how I use it. Let me first show you this awesome way that I store my tissue tape. I started with a paper towel holder that I found at TJMaxx. The top flourish unscrews to have access to the long metal pole. I then found some awesome vintage receipt holders on Ebay and Etsy. I used Glue N' Seal from Inksenntials to affix the receipt holders to the base of the paper towel holders. That way I can move my collection of tissue tapes and washi tapes around my room to wherever I am working. I love it! I am going to keep looking for 2 more of the receipt holders. I want to keep a space free so I can access the bottom tapes on the long rod without having to remove them.
Now that I have them perfectly stored what to do with them... You use them any way you use Washi tape but tissue tape has some really awesome characteristics. They are slightly transparent so you can layer them over prints or color and it will show through. I like to color mine with my Distress Inks.
I tried to color the tissue tape with Distress Stain but it beaded up on the top and didn't take to the tissue like the Distress Ink does. After blasting with the heat gun it did keep some of the color and gave it a more distressed blotchy color, I kind of like it but not for all projects.
My next one, I added Distress in using the applicator. This give a light hint of color. I was using the dark Aged Mahogany and the color was nice and subtle.
The third piece of tissue tape I used the Distress Ink pad directly on the tissue tape for the true color of the Aged Mahogany! This is by far my favorite! I love the deep rich color!
This close up pic you can see the differences of the 3 techniques for adding color to your tissue using the same color but different methods of achieving the application.
I couldn't let this beautiful tape go to waste so I made a little notebook with it. I layered the tissues on the bottom and created a rosette by simply pleating the tissue tape and adding a button to the center.
Here are a couple other posts using Tissue Tape