Friday, May 6, 2011

Texture on Deli Paper

I am done with Friday Drawing Practice for a while, but I thought I would continue to offer little tutorials on Fridays. It's fun, and it keeps me in practice.

Here is a technique for adding texture to paper. I use it in my Scribble Collage workshops, but just recently tried it on deli paper ("dry waxed paper"). Sue Bleiweiss does wonders on deli paper, which she demonstrated at our Sketch-In at Ink About It a few weeks ago. She gets hers at BJ's Wholesale Club for a lot cheaper than elsewhere, but they don't sell it online, so I did not include a link.

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Here are a couple of samples of the deli paper with texture. The nice thing about this paper is that is is stronger than tissue paper, but it's almost as transparent.




Then I ripped them up and made a collage in my sketchbook:

Thanks for visiting. Have fun!

14 comments:

  1. Very cool. I am going to look for deli paper around town here.

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  2. Deli paper, eh? Nice! Love that it works similar to tissue paper but is stronger.
    Thank you for all the knowledge and beautiful art you share with us.

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  3. Well. THAT has saved me a long trip to Dick Blick for tissue -- thanks. Can't wait to try it.

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  4. Love your demo, thanks Jane. I'm inspired to give it a go. My future collages will be enriched by your expertise.

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  5. Another great vid, Jane... Thanks. When you say "texture".. I jump.

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  6. Hi there Jane!

    I really like your demo with the reverse stencil.
    I bought something like that from Tim Holtz but it is much smaller and kind of delicate. Anyway where did you find that? I going to check out Joanne fabrics and Michael's tomorrow.

    HAppy weekend!
    Sharon

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  7. thanks Jane; I enjoyed viewing your demo too

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  8. Thanks for your comments! Sorry the video is not the greatest resolution; I'm still working on that. The "reverse stencil" I got at The Queen's Ink in Maryland. The Queen gave them to me. Most paper craft stores would have them, but I don't know what they are called.

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  9. Hi Jane,
    Can you tell me what weight deli paper you use please? I understand that this paper comes in different thicknesses and sizes. Is it a "heavy weight interfolded delicatessen paper" by any chance?
    Thank you Jane, Kind regards
    Jann

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    1. Hi Jann. To my knowledge, deli paper is only one thickness. If you have several varieties available, try them all. I'm guessing that what I use is fairly light weight.

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  10. Hi Jane, I have a question about dry wax paper. I read about it online for collage, and bought a large box of six rolls of it from Nexday supply online.(the box does not say "dry" wax, but the site advertises it as that) It took acrylic paint well, and is light as you say... great for collage.. I thought. The only thing is today I put my first collage together with it,and find it wrinkles badly. I have used a brayer on it, etc. but still it's bubbled. I used Modpodge to adhere it, which is supposed to work on anything!Can you suggest what I might have done wrong? Many thanks! Beverley, from Ontario

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    1. Look at my video on Magazine Paper (on the tutorials page). I demonstrate a technique for getting the wrinkles out of magazine paper in collage, and the same thing works for deli paper.

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    2. Thanks so much for your prompt reply.The piece of painted deli paper I had trouble with was quite large.. I used it as a full page background. But I will try using acrylic medium on top as well next time. Thanks for your great site! Beverley

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