Tissutex is a very lightweight 9gsm paper, made from the long staple Abaca fibre which, despite its delicate appearance, has great wet strength. It is basically the same as tea bag paper – but without the perforations! Unlike ordinary tissue paper, Tissutex paper 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. Pack contains approximately 50 sheets of 195mm x 270mm.
18/05/2021 Please note that this product replaces our previous 9gsm Tissutex paper stock
Our image shows bunting made from Tissutex and painted with Deka Silk paints