Deli Paper Wrinkled Background {art journal page}

Howdy friends! I just vacuumed the floors, mopped them and climbed  and conquered Mt Washmore and now I can settle in a bit for some fun bloggy time. 🙂  I blame my state of disarray on the box of 5000 sheets of 12″x12″ deli paper I ordered from Sam’s Club. It was a deal you see, I could get 5000 sheets of 12″x12″ dry waxed paper for $15 and free shipping from Sam’s or get 500 smaller sheets for $16 from Amazon.  Hey, if I don’t use it all in the craft room at last I can use it in the kitchen right? Today I am going to show you how to do 2 fun techniques with deli paper:

DCF 1.0

I will show you how to make a wrinkled background AND a fun letting trick…and hey all of you folks over 21 can play a fun game:  Take a shot every time I spill my pot of embossing powder!

If you were playing the over 21 game I hope you are coherent enough to try this technique LOL! I swept up so much powder after this video, it is just as well, my studio needed a proper clean which it got…or course now it is a bit messy again because I played with that darn paper some more and then my kids saw the fun I was having and they joined in. That’s a good thing because I have thousands of sheets of the stuff haha! 😀  I did the math, each sheet of paper cost .003 cents, each 1000 sheet box was $3! Dosen’t that just give you loads of freedom to create! It does for me! The box weighed 35 pounds, I still can’t believe they shipped it free but I am not complaining! If you find yourself with an over abundance of deli paper (I know some of you will!) don’t worry, I’ll be sharing more ideas of what to do with it here on my blog and YouTube channel.

DCF 1.0

BTW the stamp I used is from Lost Coast Designs. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and if you did like it, please click the “like” button. Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

24 Responses

  1. just loved both of these pages! great technique! 🙂 tfs

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  2. I LOVE this technique. Thank you so much for sharing. And just so you know…..my work space is about the same as yours. I get to the point that I can hardly work the space has gotten so small.LOLOL

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  3. I love, love Deli Paper. Technique you showed is fantastic. I am going to try it this week with the Index Card A Day (ICAD) project in shades of brown. I do so enjoy these videos.

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  4. Love this effect – and the colours you’ve used. Off now to see if I can get Deli paper and Yes paste over here.xx

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    • Hi Beryl,
      Don’t know about Deli paper – not sure what I’m looking for – waxed, PE coated, glassine???? If you find out please let me know!
      I couldn’t find YES paste in the UK but managed to get a pint of it through Amazon £12.70 with free shipping from supermart USA – not sure whether that’s expensive or not – probably!! but it does a great job on really fine paper and tissue.

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      • Deli paper is similar to tissue paper but is stead of being soft it is crispy, like a cross between parchment and tissue paper.

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  5. First, what a relief that to find out that your work area is cluttered! I thought I was the only one who cleaned only when I ran out of room. Second, is the deli paper archival?

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    • Being a food product it is probably PH neutral but I can’t find my PH tester pen to check. I’ll let everyone know when I find the darn thing LOL!

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  6. OK, THIS HAS TO STOP! (please don’t stop) Each time you show so beautifully a new technique that takes my fancy, (which is almost daily) I am compelled to order the necessary supplies (thank you, thank you!!!)
    Had to have the deli paper, so now that’s on the way. On the hunt for a black embossing marker.
    Truly you are a blessing for so many. Much gratitude for your talent and for your gracious sharing.
    Anita George
    P.S. Could you demonstrate what else to do with the hundred doilies, pipe cleaners, clothes pins,& raffia ribbon besides butterflies?
    And where can I find a craft room stretcher?
    Sure wish I could write like you.

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    • I have many of doily tutorials, type doily in the search box on my blog and you will see. Thanks for the wonderful comment!

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  7. This looks like SO much fun!!!! Is US ‘Deli paper’ the same as waxed paper, waxed deli paper, greaseproof paper, glassine or PE coated paper? There’re so many different results on a UK search – not sure exactly what I am looking for. I managed to get YES paste WOO-HOO!!! I had to get it from the US though, after seeing you use it – I use it for pasting tissue and fine hand made paper and it works a treat!

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    • it is not waxy but it is grease and moisture proof, it is a crispy, crinkly paper that reminds me of tissue paper and parchment paper, it is inbetween those. It is also called bakery tissue, and dry waxed paper.

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  8. Just seen your comment about the drinking game – you are HILARIOUS!

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  9. Wondering if parchment paper would work and if you can substitute yes paste with mod podge? I live hours away from a craft store!

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  10. Just wondering why you used YES paste for the background but Modpodge (don’t know what the UK equivalent of that is) to add the deli paper? You started to tell us (something about the drying time???)

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    • that is right, YES dries slow so great for large areas like backgrounds. Mod Podge dries quick, good for smaller items and sealing the tops of things, You don’t want to use YES on top or where it might squish out because it is tacky for a long time.

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  11. Another great video ! Can’t wait to try it

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  12. Love all your tutorials, Lindsay, though I must say it is not quite frugal for me! Too many “have to have” new gadgets! LOL Oh well, it keeps me out of the bars and off the streets I guess! tee hee Thanks for sharing your ideas and talents so freely.

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  13. Hi my love Lindsay, awesome technique!! Thanks for sharing. Love ya’

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  14. Hi Lindsay, I really like this technique so I ordered some deli paper from Sams Club. Also…I was wondering about the Yes paste and the difference between it and gesso. I do not have either as of yet and if you can explain the difference? Do you find you use one over the other more or are they both something I will need in my art journaling? Thanks!!

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    • Hi Debbie,
      Think of Yes paste as a glue and Gesso as a paint. You can use white flat acrylic paint in place of gesso, you can use other glues in place of yes! I like yes because it is thisck and slow drying but it is only a glue. Gesso is just a flat paint (it is very similar to cheap white house paint LOL!)

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      • Thanks Lindsay for explaining it all. Keep up the great work. You inspire alot of folks out there…including me!

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