Thursday, January 9, 2014

Deli Paper

You know the stuff, right?  But you have to get it at a big box store like Costco, and there is no Costco here in beautiful downtown Rupert, VT, or even in the greater metropolitan area.  This is the stuff:
 
I could just order it from Amazon and pay an arm and a leg for it, but I know there are lots of you out there who buy it on a regular basis, and might want to share some with me.   I thought it would be more fun to offer an exchange for some deli paper.  So I'll trade original art for deli paper:

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D

I have no idea how many of you would be interested in sending me deli paper, so how about this:  the first four people (maybe there are not four, I just don't know) who offer to send me 1000 sheets of deli paper, can each have one of the above pieces of original art.  If you are interested, please comment, give me your e-mail address, and specify your preference of pieces, A, B, C, or D.  My mailing address is on my website.

I use deli paper, along with other fun materials, in my Layering with Transparencies workshop as well as in Big Fat Art.  Once I get some, I'll make a video of a really simple, but cool technique used in this painting:

Big Fat Art using deli paper technique
If nobody sends me deli paper, I'll figure something out.  Who would have thought you could RUN OUT of deli paper?  Thanks in advance.

27 comments:

  1. I would be happy to mail some also.

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  2. I would gladly send you deli paper but I'm out of town until next month. Why don't you ask at a deli or the grocery.... Sometimes they'll sell you a box. If you still need it come Feb. let me know... No art needed for exchange... Just happy to help out a fellow artist.

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  3. I'd be happy to send you some.

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  4. Will send some to you as well. It is lovely to work with. Happy to help out a fellow artist.

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  5. If any of the above back out... Or if you run out and need more call on me! I'd love such an exchange. Which size do you use? Sandwich or the bigger size?

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    1. I use the size that is something like 10"x12" - ish. THANKS!

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  6. Looks like you are set!! Happy Deli Papering..

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  7. On this side of the ocean we don't have your kind of deli paper at all.
    I think. If you could send me one sheet when you have Jane, I will investigate what is the nearest.

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    1. Hi Ingrid. I have your name and address on an envelope, and as soon as I get my deli paper I'll send you a few sheets. You can certainly make art without it, but it is a cool material.

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  8. Our Castco doesn't carry deli paper, not sure why. Anyway I asked the ladies in the deli at the local grocery store where they purchased it, and she is ordering me a box. Great!
    I tried parchment paper and it doesn't work the same - the paint all just scrapes off! :(

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    1. Yeah, Parchment has too much resist on it. I like "Castco" better. Hope your deli paper provides loads of painting and collage pleasure. I'll put a video up when I get my shipment.

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  9. Oops, re my comment. That should be Costco, darn auto correct.

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  10. I can send some Jane if you still need it. I get mine at BJ's. they have 2 sizes: small & large.
    Or let me know in the future.

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  11. I dont think we have deli paper in Oz wish we did, as I havent seen it I dont know what to look for, any one with any ideas?

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    1. Hi Penny I'm in Oz too and I get great results from greaseproof paper purchased on a roll from the supermarket…just cut off workable size pieces. For something so thin it's amazing how much you can layer it. Be sure to look for "greaseproof" not "waxed" as there is way too much wax on the "waxed". Hope this helps.

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    2. Hmmm. I haven't heard of greaseproof paper at the grocery store. I do know that parchment and wax paper will NOT do. But I'm sure there is something that is more readily available than this specific stuff. Good luck!

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    3. Thanks Sharon I will look.

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  12. Not sure what we might call deli paper in the UK, but I don't think it's something easy for us to get, and a lot of supplies which are not obtainable direct in Europe are hideously expensive to get from the States...
    Penny, I think in the UK we have the same trouble as you...

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  13. So what exactly is deli paper????
    I'm in the UK too!

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  14. Hi Jane...I know I'm too late to offer deli paper. I used deli paper in my 4x4's I made this week...if you go to my blog...the green ones have deli paper collage pieces. I wish I hadn't been too late(story of my life, ha) to get in on your class that begins next Tuesday.
    Mary

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  15. The national chain Smart & Final carries a selection of deli paper ("bakery sheets," "white wrap," "sandwich wrap," "greaseproof," "dry-waxed"), by different manufacturers, in sizes from 5x5 (for separating cheese slices and burger patties) up to 15x16 (unfolded). Some are flat, some creased in half. I bought a box of 100 flat 12x12 sheets for $14.

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    1. Make that "a box of 1,000 flat 12x12 sheets for $14."

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  16. I would like to say, finally, I've seen a printing technique online that has been elevated to producing art. I have been experimenting with gelatin printmaking since the last half of 2015 and enjoy seeing this series of final abstract paintings. Kudos! –Linda Slattery Sherman

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