Blogging from A to Z – April Challenge – A is for

Abaca

It has long been my habit of ensuring that I spend at least 15 minutes a day doing something creative. I highly recommend the practice – especially if inspiration seems to have disappeared. The object is to do something.

One of my favourite materials is Abaca Tissue. This plant based tissue has some lovely properties.

Firstly – it takes colour very well, and a variety of results can be created using either water colour or dye.

hotchpotch

Patterns are sometimes a surprise – but whether light or dark they are always useable.

AbacaPaint 1

Once dry they take on a new personality. Cut or torn into strips they can be layered into landscapes and more.

Collage Etsy 2

This versatile material can also be used as a basis for stitch – but more about that another day.

I’ll also be posting for this challenge at ChittleChattle.com – completely different subjects.

Lots more blog posts in this series can be found by following this link – or the one in the sidebar.

Author: nuvofelt

I dye. Colour is my business and I using a variety of materials. I also enjoy enabling other creatives to enjoy their art. Some of my blogs are kept as daily records. Take a look and you will see.

26 thoughts on “Blogging from A to Z – April Challenge – A is for”

  1. Oooh pretty! I haven’t seen this before, but it’s a great effect, and so versatile!
    Just stopping by as part of the A-Z challenge 🙂 Good luck with the rest of the alphabet!!

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  2. I’d never even heard of Abaca Tissue before this post, and it’s a material I must figure out some uses for. Maybe a dress for one of my amigurumi? I’d love for you to come check out my blog, Ink & Stitches: http://blog.jhwinter.com where “A is for Amigurumi” and that’s just the beginning!

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  3. I have never heard of Abaca Tissue. Is it different from tissue paper? More like a coffee filter?

    I can’t believe how much I’ve new stuff I have learned about today doing the A to Z Challenge.

    Shelly @ http://hangryfork.com

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  4. Love your discipline of doing something creative each day. I enjoy paper crafts/altered books and this tissue will be a perfect project to then use to cover a page in an a-book. Thanks. If you have time, come and visit hotels and inns with me during April.

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