After making all these deli papers, I decided to use them to make artful accordion books and I love the way the transparency and patterns really made these little books a small piece of art.
A friend of mine gave me some large 300# watercolor sheets of paper and I tore them into 3" x 24" strips. I then used pastels to cover the background with color and sprayed on a fixative. After folding them into an accordion structure, I painted rectangle with metallic acrylic paints, used a Pitt pen to add a black line border, and then tore my deli papers into irregular shapes and glued them on with mat gel medium.
I added a cover and closed the books with elastic hair ties. I'm happy with the result!
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!