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DIY: Bleeding Art Tissue Paper and Paper-Mache Eggs

Internally, I’ve been a wreck. I wouldn’t blame it on the new baby or my growing list of housework, I blame it solely on work. My workload right now is somewhat daunting, so by 5:00 pm each day I’m riddled with anxiety and I can barely stand to stare at the computer screen any longer. Hopefully I will make peace with work, and we can be friends again. Because when work and I are friends, I have more time for this little blog.

Last week, I managed to squeeze in a break at work to play with bleeding art tissue paper, paper-mache eggs and mod podge. This mindless craft (paired with Diet Coke and Pandora) was a great way for me to disconnect from the world for an hour.  Plus, I thought it was a great way to decorate Easter Eggs.

Bleeding Art Tissue Paper and Paper-Mache Easter Eggs


  • Paper-Mache Eggs (I bought these at Hobby Lobby for $.25-$1.00 – you could also use regular eggs if you’d like)
  • Bleeding Art Tissue Paper (you could even use plain tissue paper)
  • Scissors
  • Paint Brush
  • Mod Podge®


  1. Cut/Tear bleeding art tissue paper into different shapes.
  2. Take paint brush and brush Mod Podge® onto a small area on the egg.
  3. Next, place bleeding art tissue paper on Mod Podge® area.
  4. Then, cover the top of the bleeding art tissue paper with a layer of Mod Podge®.
  5. Repeat until entire egg is covered.

Note: I kept going back over the tissue paper with Mod Podge® to give it more of a blended look.

Have any of you ever experimented with bleeding art tissue paper? If so, what have you created? I’d love to do more projects with it.

  • April 4, 2012 - 9:12 pm

    Marianne Overton - I’ve never played around with tissue paper and mod podge, but I CAN relate to your work woes. I’m in the same boat lately and can’t seem to find enough hours in the day to get it all done! Wee morning hours, nap times, and late nights you will find me squinting at my computer screen trying to play catch up at work. I am in no way succeeding!!!

  • April 5, 2012 - 2:31 pm

    NIKKI - we love Paper-Mache! Something that art classes have forgotten

  • March 1, 2013 - 3:25 pm

    Easter Eggs Mix & Match Sculptures - Mr Printables Blog - - [...] links to related projects): water color, sharpies, stickers, stamps, glitters, temporary tatoos, tissue papers, googly eyes, feathers, washi tape, yarn, fabric & felt scraps, buttons, adhesive-backed [...]

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