Monday, July 18, 2016

Quilled Silver Jewelry - Art Clay Silver Paper Type Long

There is a very exciting new development in the world of quilling. For those who prefer jewelry made of a more durable material than paper or who just appreciate the beauty of natural silver, a Japanese manufacturer of silver paper clay products, Aida Chemical Industries Ltd., recently introduced its Art Clay Silver Paper Type Long to the U.S. market. Imagine making pretty pieces like these using traditional quilling techniques!

Art Clay Silver Projects

Art Clay Silver Project Examples

Monday, July 11, 2016

The Holstee Subscription - A Mindful Letterpress Art Giveaway

Congratulations to msmithk, giveaway winner!

If you enjoy retrieving a thoughtful present from your mailbox from time to time, this is the post for you! The folks at Holstee will be sending six months of their popular Holstee Subscription to one lucky commenter on this post as a way of introducing the service to All Things Paper readers. I really like the concept... subscribers receive an archival 5 x 7 inch letterpress art card each month that is display-worthy. The design includes an inspiring caption on the back.

Holstee Manifesto and Card Stand

Monday, July 4, 2016

PAPERPULP Vessels and More - Debbie Wijskamp

2016 has been a very busy year for Dutch designer Debbie Wijskamp. Along with ideas and inspiration for utilizing paper as her material of choice, she has a new workspace, home, baby, and undoubtedly a sense of pride in all she has achieved.

Circle of Life Wall Object by Debbie Wijskamp

Monday, June 27, 2016

Paper Poetry - Carved Paper Works by Domitilla Biondi

There is an elegant subtlety to the cut paper sculpture of Milan artist Domitilla Biondi that I find remarkably appealing. I asked her to tell us about her path as a self-described paper carver...

Quasimodo Remixed by Domitilla Biondi 2
Quasimodo Remixed - detail

Monday, June 20, 2016

Origami-Themed Jewelry from FoldIT Creations - Giveaway

 Congratulations to giveaway winner Sarah, @city_sparrow!

I know I'm often saying I met so and so on Instagram, but it's true! That is where I first caught sight of the origami and origami-inspired jewelry made by Gavin Canning of FoldIT Creations in Toronto. Incredibly industrious, Gavin is constantly coming up with new and varied ideas.

Who doesn't have memories of making paper airplanes as a kid? A nod to simpler times, his playful plane necklaces and earrings are much more refined... in fact, they are hand-folded silver.

Silver Folded Paper Airplane Necklace

Monday, June 13, 2016

Instructables Quilling Contest and More!

There must be something in the water... months passed with no paper craft contest sightings and then all of the sudden I heard about three last week! So this post is a little round up in case you would like to check them out...

A quilling contest is underway on Instructables.com that has lots of prizes provided by the Silhouette company  - 19, in fact, including a custom stamp maker, a Cameo electronic cutting machine, dies, etc. You have plenty of time to make something fabulous and present it as an Instructable; the contest end date is not until July 18.

Instructables Quilling Contest

Monday, June 6, 2016

Kiahdesign Paper Jewellery - Sharon Armstead

If you're a frequent visitor to this site, you already know I have a special place in my heart for paper jewelry... nothing beats the surprise factor it offers when an admirer learns the piece you're wearing is made of paper! I've showcased about a dozen paper jewelry artisans this spring and plan to do another roundup post soon, but after meeting Sharon Armstead of Kiahdesign Paper Jewellery via Instagram, there was no question the variety of her work would require its very own feature.

Kiahdesign Paper Earrings

Monday, May 30, 2016

New Tapis Series Quilling by Lisa Nilsson - Gospel

Gospel is artist Lisa Nilsson's fourth remarkable quilled piece in an ongoing medieval-inspired Tapis Series. You might recall the equally dense Jardin that was featured here earlier this spring and previously, Small Red Rug and Binding. Lisa works with 1/4-inch strips that she cuts from large sheets of mulberry paper. As for the gilding that brings such a rich look to her work, she sometimes cuts page edges from discarded books and also uses archival strips that have been edged with gold by a bookbinder.

I asked Lisa to share detail shots and to tell us about the work that went into the making of this piece.

Gospel - Quilling by Lisa Nilsson
Gospel
18 3/8" x 14 3/8"

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