“ Brand: Wilko / Type: Craft Supplies „
For one of my son's art projects he had to produce several pieces of art in different mediums, one picture had to be put together in about ten different ways. I thought a tissue paper collage would be quite good for an idea. The costs were mounting up so I started to stock up at Wilkinsons, they do seem to do a lot of craft materials cheaply- and 3 for 2.
This tissue paper pack only cost around a pound, at the moment they are a reasonable £1.25. The 10 pieces of paper in assorted colours come folded in a cellophane pack, with a card insert holding them in. The size measures 65 cm x 50 cm so large, we had a few sheets left even after doing several collages with it. The age suitability is 4+.
There are plenty of colours, all very bright- purple, cerise pink, blue, black/brown, orange, medium brown, white and unfortunately not a very green, green. The collage my son was doing was contemporary so it didn't matter what colour's were in the pack, however the green not being particularly green wouldn't make very realistic trees!
It's thin enough to tear into strips and scrunch into balls to make a '3D' effect. It can also be cut with the scissors without ripping up. The tissue paper holds it's shape well and once glued down and doesn't spring up. The paper cut into leaf shapes and glued down at the tips then layered on to paper to build up a picture is particularly effective.
When used torn up and glued down flat the sheets don't seem to bleed onto each other or the paper when used with a solid glue stick, however some bleeding is inevitable with PVA for example, but they're not actually too bad.
I've just looked online to compare the price of these to other brands for the same amount and they are relatively cheap at just over 10p each, therefore I would recommend them.
5 stars from me