Friday, November 27, 2015

Animal Camouflage Search and Find - Book Review

When I was a child, I actually didn't mind going to the dentist (too much) because there was always a stack of Highlights Magazines in the waiting room... I loved the hidden picture page. But that's only part of why I'm drawn to this brand new Animal Camouflage Search and Find activity book. The other reason is because my friend in paper, Sarah Dennis, created the stunning papercut illustrations you'll find throughout the pages.

Animal Camouflage Cover

Monday, November 23, 2015

Revel & Co. Party Goods - Holiday Collection Giveaway

One of the very first blogs I followed was Melissa Bilyeu's, owner of Revel & Co. She and I bonded over DIY projects, her sweet dog Sadie and a flock of chickens, as well as our mutual love of paper. Melissa is a detail person who thinks big and accomplishes things most of us only dream of. Already the owner of letterpress shop Paper Ink Press and party supply shop Wrap and Revel, her newest venture is Revel & Co., a personally created line of American-made party essentials that feature fresh designs and an elegant color palette.

Revel & Co. Wrapped Presents

Thursday, November 19, 2015

DIY: Holiday Printables! Simple, Customizable Ornament Cutout Cards

Today I'm delighted to host a guest project from Kristen Desrosier of LCI Paper Company. She has created a fantastic tutorial that's bound to launch card making sessions far and wide. You might recall a previous tut that Kristen shared here at ATP featuring a pretty custom-lined envelope. She also writes posts and designs projects for the excellent LCI Paper blog.

Take it away, Kristen!


Monday, November 16, 2015

Paper Connection International - Handmade Paper Giveaway

 Congratulations to Cate, giveaway winner!

Paper Connection International is an importer of specialty papers from Japan, India, Nepal, Latin America, China, Korea and additional countries around the world. The company, which is located in Providence, Rhode Island, celebrated its 20th anniversary this past weekend. As a continuation of the celebration, the owner of Paper Connection, Lauren Sugita, is offering a giveaway and discount code to All Things Paper readers.

Paper Connection International Giveaway Papers

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Paper Artist Collective - Oslo Pop-Up Shop

If stunning paper art gets your attention AND you happen to be in Oslo, Norway November 19-22, you're in for a treat. The Paper Artist Collective, an internet-based group, will be bringing together fifteen artists from eleven countries for its very first live pop-up shop.

Paper Artist Collective - Gold Foil Flower - Detail by Nico Ng
Nico Ng

Monday, November 9, 2015

Girl Friday Paper Arts by Lotus Stewart - Wall Art Giveaway

 Congratulations to Julia Donnelly, giveaway winner!

Another new week/another new giveaway! Meet Lotus Stewart of Girl Friday Paper Arts in southern California who creates some of the prettiest statement art I've seen anywhere.

Oooooh La La

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Quilled Paper Heart Stamp, Call for Artists - Chasing Paper, and New Putz Village

Exciting news! The 2016 USPS Love Stamp features a heart quilled by Yulia Brodskaya. The post office will release the Quilled Paper Heart stamp early next year in time to be applied to all those snail mail Valentines and wedding save-the-dates.

USPS 2016 Forever Heart Stamp

Monday, November 2, 2015

Origami Jewelry Giveaway from Little Ray of Sunflower

 Congratulations to Sami Garra (@samigarra), giveaway winner!

Oh I do love autumn giveaway season here at ATP because it gives me the opportunity to feature artists I've met throughout the year... and I use the term met quite loosely. Raya Sader Bujana lives in Barcelona, Spain, but due to admiring her social media updates and exchanging emails I feel as if we are, at the very least, compatriots in paper with an admiration for pretty things.

Origami Earth Necklace Giveaway

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Editorial Quilling and Folded Petal Paper Flowers - Sarah Yakawonis

Graphic designer, illustrator and paper quilling artist Sarah Yakawonis of Maine wrote to let me know about an exciting project she worked on recently. Sarah was asked to create quilled backdrops for a Meredith Corporation magazine titled Diabetic Desserts 2015, currently on newsstands.

Diabetic Desserts - 5-Star Favorites

Monday, October 26, 2015

Paper Sculpture Custom Wall Art Giveaway - Apart From This

Congratulations to giveaway winner, Lauri Crowe!

I was delighted when David Dunleavy of Apart From This wrote to offer one of his modern stripe paper sculptures as a giveaway. You might remember this post about the wonderfully unique framed wall art he creates from hand-cut strips of sturdy paper.

Apart From This Paper Sculpture - Venice Beach
Venice Beach

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Paper Bead Bar Necklace Tutorial

Today's post is what I'm sure is the simplest jewelry makeover ever. The idea came to me while I was putting away supplies from an upcoming Christmas-themed tutorial. I was about to toss a handful of tiny paper scraps when I thought of a pair of metallic bar necklaces I had found at a Michael's store recently.

DIY Paper Bead Necklaces

Monday, October 19, 2015

Scandinavian-Style Paper Sculpture Flowers - Hanna Nyman

There must be a million paper flower makers on Instagram - okay, I exaggerate... more likely hundreds. Lush bouquets of crepe paper flowers are beautiful, but it was the stark contrast of these dramatic, yet sweet cut paper arrangements by Hanna Nyman of Sweden that caught my eye.

Sculpted Paper Flower Flourish

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Sculpted Paper Ornaments - Aparna Gupta

Always happy to hear from emerging artists, I've been looking forward to sharing with you Aparna Gupta's university project ever since she wrote to introduce herself a few months back. It seemed more timely to wait until autumn to post this collection of ornaments even though their uniquely elegant shapes make them suitable for year-round display, not only at Christmas time.

Sculpted Metallic Paper Ornaments

Monday, October 12, 2015

Complete Pleats by Paul Jackson - Publisher's Giveaway

 Congratulations to Zia Gipson and laura.e.j.taylor!

Features about Paul Jackson's paper technique books are always popular here at ATP... no surprise as he is a paper artist and educator with vast knowledge on the subject and more than thirty books to his credit. Paul's latest title, Complete Pleats, will be an enticing one to all with an interest in paper folding. To make things even more appealing, publisher Laurence King is offering an international giveaway!

Complete Pleats by Paul Jackson - Intl Giveaway through 10-16-15

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Commercial Stop Motion Paper Engineering - Ollanski and Cris Wiegandt

Paper engineer Ollanski and stop motion expert Cris Wiegandt have been working together in Berlin the past two years and are now officially a team. Ollanski's paper models are remarkably realistic, while Cris puts them into motion to relay information via smooth animation.

Pepsi Homemade Crafts and Replacements by Ollanski and Cris
Still Photography: Ollanski & Caroline Wimmer

Monday, October 5, 2015

Detailed Paper Cuttings - Vanshika Agarwala

It's autumn here, change is in the air, and so it is a good time to personally attempt to turn over a new leaf.... as a detail person, I often find myself writing lengthy posts. Instead, I invite you to focus on the photographs and allow the beauty of these paper cuttings by Vanshika Agarwala to pretty much speak for themselves.

Philadelphia Skyline by Vanshika Agarwala
Philadelphia Skyline
hand-cut paper, 44 x 44 inches

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