Monday, February 29, 2016

Mulberry Paper and More - Marbled Paper Giveaway

 Congratulations to deicher and @hollisimo_a, giveaway winners!

Are you as entranced as I am by decorative papers that are made all over the world? Jennifer and Rick Vaughan of Mulberry Paper Design and More stock an incredible array of mulberry, washi, lokta, marbled, Indian, origami, Italian Renaissance print paper, vellum, lace and iridescent paper, and Japanese wrapping paper. They even have a selection of stylish kitchen papers, table runners and placemats, including erasable chalkboard paper.
 Marbled Momi Papers

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Kirigami Collage Art by Chelsea Hrynick Browne

I bet you've heard of kirigami and perhaps have even tried it... fold and cut construction paper snowflakes are a popular project in elementary school.

Recycled Magazine Kirigami
HeartArt (detail), magazine paper and Plexiglas

New York City artist Chelsea Hrynick Browne takes the technique to a new level by folding, cutting, then cutting apart, and layering hundreds, if not thousands, of upcycled and origami paper squares. She creates abstract collages and large-scale installations that range from ethereal moodiness to updated pop art.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Quilling 101: Basic Flower and Leaf Tutorial for Beginners

Long-time readers might remember these two projects I originally created for the Inspired Bride website. With wedding season on the way, there's no better time to share them here as well. I've updated/simplified my instructions to show how to create the most basic quilled flower with leaves... pretty on place cards and favor boxes.

Quilled Wedding or Bridal Shower Place Card Tutorial

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Abstract Paper Mosaics - Noirin van de Berg

Jaw dropping, mind blowing, amazeballs... these are just a few of the exclamations expressed by those who have found their way to the Instagram feed of Australian artist Noirin van de Berg.

Shades of Blue Paper Mosaic

Monday, February 15, 2016

Paper Props and Papercut Home Decor - Sarah Louise Matthews

Paper art by Sarah Matthews, a Textile Surface Design graduate in London, has an elegance about it. Spare lines and subtle colors are hallmarks of her work.

Kirigami Cut and Folded Pineapple Paper Cut with Tropical Paper Leaves

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Customized Portrait Cards by Gina Hollingsworth of Little Envelope

I know, I know... February 14 is wayyy too close for you to even think about ordering one of these clever personalized Valentines from Little Envelope, but because there are more card sending opportunities throughout the year, I decided to go ahead and introduce the shop today.

Little Envelope Customized Valentine

Monday, February 8, 2016

Darlingside's God of Loss Papercut Music Video by Andrew Benincasa

It's happened again... I have another new favorite band. Birds Say, an album by Darlingside, a Massachusetts group that originated when its four singer-songwriter-instrumentalists were students at Williams College, played on repeat at my house most of the weekend. One of the tracks, The God of Loss, is a hauntingly harmonious tune... the kind that stays with you for days. Have a listen/look:

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Geometric Paper Cutting by Kristine Benum Braanen

Kristine Braanen is a paper cutting artist in Oslo, Norway. Her name may have a familiar ring because she was mentioned in a previous post about the Paper Artist Collective and also last week's feature on papercut artist Samantha Quinn. Kristine and Samantha are co-leaders of the PAC. That doesn't mean their work is similar... quite the opposite! Kristine's designs have a strong emphasis on geometry.

Dimensional Paper Cutting - Detail

Monday, February 1, 2016

Learn to Stitch on Paper - A Round Up of Paper Embroidery Tutorials

In a recent newsletter, I asked readers to email me if there was anything they would like to see featured here on the blog. In no time at all a message popped up... I would love to see more about people who are combining paperwork and embroidery. I'm a needleworker myself, but love paper art and have been trying to figure out a way to combine the two.

Carol, thanks for asking... this post is for you and everyone who wants to give paper stitching a try.

Embroidery on Paper

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