1. Dampen some wax paper (yes the water beads up but you just want to be able to stick down the tissue with water) Place your tissue on the damp wax paper upside down.
2. That is a little jar with methyl cellulose in it and a nylon over top. The nylon lets the right amount of methyl cellulose fall out. The tissue should be damp, not soaking. Sprinkle the methyl cellulose onto the tissue and wipe off any excess grains and water that are around the tissue.
3 Turn the wax paper upside down and place it on the paper you will be printing on. The beauty of the wax paper is that you can see through it so it's easy to put the tissue in the right place. That thing in the upper right corner is my old brayer that I use to press the wax paper and tissue to the paper. You can use your hands or a barren.
4 Carefully peel off the wax paper and Voila! You may want to let it dry under a book so it doesn't warp.
After it's totally dry you can print on top. This method is a little fiddly and delicate. I can't imagine my husband trying it with his big bear paw hands.
I'm now trying to colour my own tissue paper and new problems are arising! However, I think that will be a different blog post.