The kids and their familes loved how these turned out. A couple of things:
- Light colored tissue needs more than one layer to maintain color. White tissue almost goes transparent.
- In the past, I've allowed for choices of paint color to finish these. For ease this time, we only used gold acrylic. If I do it again, I'll offer silver or gold. Some of the plates would have looked better with cool silver instead of the warm gold poking through.
- Handmade papers are pricey, but they add so much interest.
- Remind kids to build backwards-applying small bits that they want to show first. (Younger kids had trouble remembering that they had to glue prints face down for them to show through the plate.)
Make it a Wonderful Day!