The lighter weight Tissutex paper (9 gsm) made from the long staple Abaca fibre which, despite its delicate appearance, has great wet strength and is basically the same as tea bag paper – but without the perforations. Unlike ordinary tissue paper, it can be glued and dyed without disintegrating. Laminated to itself or to other papers or fabrics, it can contain papers, threads or fibres or be collaged in layers.
Tissutex can be marbled, tie-dyed or scrunched into textured paper which, when dried and surface treated, can be made to resemble leather. This translucent paper is ideal for layering and becomes semi opaque when painted with fluid fabric paints such as Deka Silk and Jacquard Dye-na-flow. It is so lightweight it can be used to make kites and paper lanterns. Sheet size: 760 x 510mm
Our images show layered strips of dyed tissutex and dried leaves stuck together with CMC by Linda Chapman, tissutex paper dyed with Procion MX dyes, and bunting made from Tissutex Plus painted with Deka Silk paints (take a look at the links to our Blog below!).