CHERRY BLOSSOM - in progress
Monday, October 17, 2016
There's no denying quilling has changed significantly in the past decade and these changes are tremendously exciting. Thankfully, art isn't static.. how boring that would be! I often see images on Instagram that barely resemble the style of quilling that was popular at the end of the last century. Even in the early aughts, which was when I had my first encounter with quilling via a Martha Stewart Living article that featured minimalistic designs, most everyone was creating pieces made up of intricately shaped coils and scrolls. While traditional quilling is still being done, and often beautifully so, a healthy percentage of new adapters practice a form of line art composed of strips that are wider than the standard 1/8" (3mm) width. Sometimes traditional quilled shapes play a small role in the designs.
Monday, October 10, 2016
It's always nice to hear about origami artist Ilan Garibi's new projects. Recently he wrote to tell me about an exhibit he curated called Paper Creatures that is underway at the Old Jaffa Museum in Old Jaffa, Israel.
Sphinx - Polly Verity
Monday, October 3, 2016
Well, hello there! It feels good to be back after dedicating August and September to creating projects for a new quilling book. Finally, a bazillion photos, how-tos, and the actual projects were sent off to the publisher - yahoo! The next morning I was on my way to California where my eyes enjoyed a nice break by gazing at mountains and the sea instead of tiny rolls of paper. Special paper-y things interjected themselves into the trip though, and I'll be sharing them on Instagram (@allthingspaper) in the coming days.
Monday, July 25, 2016
One last post before I head into book-writing mode for the rest of the summer... yes, a new title is underway that focuses on a specific quilling topic. I apologize for scanty details, but considering the way time flies, it won't be long at all until I can share more about this project. I guarantee I'll miss blogging... writing posts is one of my favorite things to do. I'm also on hiatus from quilled wedding commissions, but I look forward to returning to them as soon as the manuscript is completed.
Monday, July 18, 2016
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!
Monday, July 11, 2016
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.
Monday, July 4, 2016
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.
Monday, June 27, 2016
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...