I was hoping to show you today how I created a collage with last Thursday’s paper in my: New Collage Paper Series
BUT I had so much FUN creating new painted papers last Friday – see a “square” sample of each paper in Collage Confetti
I got a bit distracted…
I discovered that I don’t have to have a Gelli Plate to create the “watery” look of gelli-printed papers. I can use deli paper – as a printing press! WHOOT!! 🙂
Here is a photo of some of the supplies I used:
Dixie Kabnet Wax is the brand of deli paper I used. I purchased a lifetime supply (seems that way) from Amazon. 😉
Other supplies I found helpful were a foam brush, water spray bottle, brayer and some mark making tools (I think I got the 4 texture tools at Dick Blick).
I prefer to use Golden’s Fluid Acrylic paint but I you could use any acrylic paint.
I also like to used a plastic tablecloth to protect my surface. This is a great activity to do outdoors if possible! It is winter where I live so I used my kitchen where I have the best light and most room to spread out.
I found that I could put a layer of paint on one sheet of deli paper with a sponge brush or brayer, add water with a spray bottle and then use a mark making tool to create a pattern. Next, I layed a dry sheet of deli paper on top and made a print!
After the first layer had dried, I could add more layers like the example above. I used Canson mixed media paper to make the print from deli paper.
I added color like the brown paint above by placing some paint on a paper plate and using one of the plastics texture tools to apply it to the paper.
I discovered that I could even use thin, inexpensive computer paper to make a print like in the top example (below). The second print (with more blue) was done on the deli paper.
I like the transparency of deli paper in my collages. And the paper is thin so a glue stick works well for a quick collage like for one of my weird birds such as The Flower Bird
I hope I gave you some ideas for making your own printed collage paper.
Cheers to creative art making that brings you JOY! 🙂