AKA Deli Paper Escapades. Adventures in Tearing & Gluing!
Over time I have accumulated a lot of painted Deli Paper. Sheets and sheets of it in fact, made with all kinds of colors and patterns. I find the playful process of making those sheets really soothing, probably because I have no expectations. It’s all about slapping color on and moving to the next sheet. The faster I work the better the outcome – usually.
Though the process is fun, eventually I wanted to do something with the papers besides have them languish in a drawer. In today’s video you’re going to see several options for that. My favorite is the first technique where I tear strips, adhere them to watercolor paper, then cut strips from the watercolor paper which produces lengths with blocks of color on them. That will make far more sense when you see me demo the process, I promise! You can also cut shapes from the stripped paper; circles, squares, even pennants, that become building blocks for other elements.
In addition to that paper I just mentioned, I’ll show you ways to work with torn strips of Deli Paper, how to punch shapes from it, and how to draw simple flowers that look fabulous. There’s nothing difficult about any of the techniques, so be ready to jump in and have fun. When you see me applying the torn strips of Deli Paper to the accordion book you’ll notice that it’s smaller than a lot of what we previously had. The sample I worked on was 4″ x 6″, with a bunch of panels. If you like that size, that’s great because 4″ x 6″ x 10 panels is one of our newest sizes of our Joggles Accordion Books. You’ll find a link to them in the supplies list below the video.
What happens if you don’t have any prepared Deli Paper?
Make some! It doesn’t take long to accumulate quite the stack of colorful papers and if you spend a couple of hours doing that, you’ll soon be ready to follow along with today’s video and use them as you see me demo. There are three previous videos about creating painted Deli Papers. The original one, named I Love Deli Paper, can be seen by clicking here. The second one brought our Stripey Deli Paper to the forefront and is named Working With Stripey Deli Paper. See that one here. Most recently I worked with Deli Paper and Alcohol Inks, which is an unlikely pairing if there ever was one. Click here to see that one.
We’re still giving away FabScraps Metal Filigrees – details at the end of this post.
Onward to creating with Deli Paper!
Supplies For This Video:
FabScraps Freebie Details: Each $10 you spend (excluding gift certificates, the cost to ship, or any applicable sales tax) will earn you one of the Filigrees. If you spend $20, we’ll send two. $30 will get you three and so on, all with the same exclusions.
Here’s the most important thing: there is no limit to the number of Filigrees you can earn. When we’ve run this promotion in the past, it’s not unusual to see us send ten or fifteen of the Filigrees with an order, and often there are a few that earn far more. We have enough variety to be able to send at least 30 or so without any duplication, so we’re not going to bombard you with a bunch of the same ones.