You're a Star!

25 Days of Paper – Day 7

December 7, 2017

I love stars (who doesn’t)? When I take my dog out for last walkies at night, I always look up at the sky (especially at this time of year when the days are short).

Here’s a fun selection of paper star tutorials.

This Window Star features kite paper, a colored wax paper:

These hanging stars from anneketa are simple and fun and utilize origami paper.

These German Stars (sometimes called Moravian Stars or Froebel Stars) are a bit more complex, but worth the effort! They are made from strips of paper.

We’re making this Star Lantern in the Twelve Months of Paper Online Class today. It’s not too late to join the class, which runs through December 23rd. You’ll have access to the video tutorials throughout 2018, so you can make at your own pace! Find out more about the class and the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar.

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About the 25 Days of Paper 2017: I’m delighted to share my ideas for using this amazing material with you. If you’d like more info about the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar or the online classclick here. Receive these blog updates via e-mail by adding your address in the upper right hand corner of this page. Enjoy the season!

UPPERCASE

25 Days of Paper – Day 6

December 6, 2017

Happy St. Nicholas Day!

On the even days during December, I’m highlighting the companies that are sponsors of the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar. These companies work hard to bring us beautiful papers, paper products, paper journalism, paper- and book making tools, paper history and more. Today, we learn about UPPERCASE Magazine.

UPPERCASE is a quarterly print magazine for the creative and curious with eclectic content inspired by design, typography, illustration and craft. A playful exploration of creativity, an affinity for vintage ephemera, and a love of handmade are some elements common in each issue. The magazine boasts high-quality paper and printing, a unique design aesthetic and incredible attention to detail. Independent and ads-free, UPPERCASE is supported by a small but enthusiastic readership around the world. Subscribe today!

Use the code ‘25daysofpaper‘ for 15% off purchases in the UPPERCASE shop—including subscriptions! Valid until December 15, 2017.

I subscribe to Uppercase and it is a visual delight! Page through the current issue of the magazine in the video below (or at the link):

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About Our Sponsor: UPPERCASE publisher, editor and designer, Janine Vangool, believes that everything she publishes is an opportunity to create something special. Each magazine issue and book has high production values and attention to detail. A playful exploration of creativity, an affinity for vintage ephemera, and a love of typography are some elements common to UPPERCASE publications. 

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About the 25 Days of Paper 2017: It’s a great time to celebrate paper, and I’m delighted to share my ideas for using this amazing material with you. If you’d like more info about the Twelve Months of Paper Calendarclick here. Receive these blog updates via e-mail by adding your address in the upper right hand corner of this page. Enjoy the season, and feel free to leave a comment below.

Let it Snow!

25 Days of Paper – Day 5

December 5, 2017

Click through to find instructions for this elegant paper snowflake. Take a square of paper, fold and cut it using the template provided – and voilá – an origami snowflake filled with trees. Try varying the cuts to create different patterns. Enjoy!

We’re making this Spring Shamrock in the Twelve Months of Paper Online Class today. It’s not too late to join the class, which runs through December 23rd. You’ll have access to the video tutorials throughout 2018, so you can make at your own pace! Find out more about the class and the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar.

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About the 25 Days of Paper 2017: It’s a great time to celebrate paper, and I’m delighted to share my ideas for using this amazing material with you. If you’d like more info about the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar or the online classclick here. Receive these blog updates via e-mail by adding your address in the upper right hand corner of this page. Enjoy the season, and feel free to leave a comment below.

Up With Paper!

25 Days of Paper – Day 4

December 4, 2017

On the even days during December, I’m highlighting the companies that are sponsors of the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar. These companies work hard to bring us beautiful papers, paper products, paper journalism, paper- and book making tools, paper history and more. Today, we learn about UWP LUXE.

UWP Luxe is the latest addition to Up With Paper, a boutique line of pop-up greeting cards, laser cut stationery, and elegantly packaged home goods. UWP Luxe believes that paper, the humblest of mediums, holds so much potential. We hope the integrity of our beliefs shines through in all of our products, from elaborately foiled pop-ups to dainty details printed onto envelope flaps. Pictured here are a few of the Layers Greetings and Pure Alchemy cards. The Layers Greetings consist of several layers of laser cut paper, hand-finished for a variety of occasions. The Pure Alchemy line is a collection of pop-up cards that feature intricate laser cutting paired with cheeky salutations.

UWP Luxe products can be found online and at Paper Source, Bloomingdales, Fresh Market, and other fine boutiques around the world. 

The Nutcracker tunnel card belongs to UWP Luxe’s Pure Alchemy line. Ballerinas whirl around a stage of Christmas nostalgia while the Nutcracker and Mouse King look on. Laser-cut details allow the viewer to peek through the windows.

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About Our Sponsor: There are many ways that paper can be transformed and manipulated into a work of art. This is what UWP LUXE does every day to bring you the unique assortment of paper-engineered greeting cards, stationery and gifts. UWP LUXE also offers a Fine Soap line as well as signature stationery products from an exclusive partnership with New York Times best-selling author, illustrator, and paper engineer, Robert Sabuda.

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About the 25 Days of Paper 2017: It’s a great time to celebrate paper, and I’m delighted to share my ideas for using this amazing material with you. If you’d like more info about the Twelve Months of Paper Calendarclick here. Receive these blog updates via e-mail by adding your address in the upper right hand corner of this page. Enjoy the season, and feel free to leave a comment below.

The Sunday Paper!

25 Days of Paper – Day 3; The Sunday Paper #185

December 3, 2017

Paper of the Week: Papel Picado

I haven’t seen the movie Coco yet (it’s on my list) but I hear there are some great animations of papel picado (Mexican paper cutting). I enjoyed this article which includes the story of how the director came up with the movie idea. It’s rarely what you think!

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In the Studio:

Just in case you missed it on Friday, I’ve put together a Best Paper Gifts Guide featuring a selection of cool paper products that are available this holiday season (ranging in price from $5 to $150). I just ordered a few of the Magic Butterflies! Purchase papery gifts while supporting artists, designers and brick and mortar shops. Please share this list with your friends and bring on the PAPER LOVE!

Papery Tidbits

  • Melanie Mowinski does a daily blog post during Advent which you might enjoy. She makes a daily 5×5 inch collage, writes a short entry and shares a prompt for those who might want to participate along with her.
  • Did you listen to the new episode of Paper Talk, my podcast series featuring artists and professionals who are working in the field of hand papermaking. Episode #19 features Shawn Sheehy, a Chicago paper artist who uses pop-ups to take full advantage of the expressive potential of a book’s imagery, allowing for moving, three-dimensional form within the book format.
  • Check out my online photo album about the annual Red Cliff Paper Retreat. Registration for the 2018 retreats (Sept 7-9 and Sept 11-13) opens soon!

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Check out these crumpleable city maps. I don’t know about you, but I rather like a neat and tidy folded map. I’ve definitely been frustrated trying to figure out how to fold one up on the go, so this does look somewhat appealing!

Speaking of Berlin, Gangolf Ulbricht lives there and is one of the few hand papermakers in Germany. I enjoyed his sentiments in this video documentary, and it was delightful to see his face brighten with his obvious passion for the craft. Apparently “papermaker” was an official trade in Germany until the 1950’s, when papermaking by hand all but vanished. Ulbricht thinks it is here to stay.

You have a smart phone, right? What about smart paper? A University of Washington team wants to simplify the process for discovering detrimental leaks by developing a paper that can sense the presence of water. The paper, laced with conductive nanomaterials, can be employed as a switch, turning on or off an LED light or an alarm system indicating the absence or presence of water.

I’ve written about Aimee Lee before, but it’s worth writing about her again! This is a lovely article about how she got to where she is today… I’ll let you read the article to find out more about her resilience and versatility!

Today in the Twelve Months of Paper Online Class we’re making a Sliceform Heart. It’s not too late to join the class, which runs December 1 – 23rd. You’ll have access to the video tutorials throughout 2018, so you can make at your own pace!

Paper engineer Matthew Reinhart has produced a pop-up book for Pixar that turns into a poster. It’s pretty cool, I must admit, but the video on how to unfold it is 6 minutes, i.e. it’s complicated!

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About the 25 Days of Paper 2017: It’s a great time to celebrate paper, and I’m delighted to share my ideas for using this amazing material with you. If you’d like more info about the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar or the online classclick here. Receive these blog updates via e-mail by adding your address in the upper right hand corner of this page. Enjoy the season, and feel free to leave a comment below.

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Thanks again to those of you who have pledged your support, and enjoy your Sunday!

Wa = Japanese + shi = paper · washi = Japanese paper

25 Days of Paper – Day 2

December 2, 2017

On the even days during December, I’m highlighting the companies that are sponsors of the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar. These companies work hard to bring us beautiful papers, paper products, paper journalism, paper- and book making tools, paper history and more. Today, we learn about Washi Arts.

Washi is traditionally made with sustainable fibers called kozo, gampi or mitsumata. All have unique and special qualities. 

Washi Arts is a retail partner of the Japanese Paper Place— the world’s largest supplier of fine Japanese Papers under one roof. They have been providing knowledge and inspiration to creative enterprises around the world since 1982. Washi Arts has a wide range of quality Japanese papers for every type of project and most budgets, including handmade washi, decorative machine made papers, hand stenciled katazome-shi, and hand-screened chiyogami / yuzen in hundreds of patterns and colors. Washi Arts also carries Japanese brushes and tools, as well as adhesives, sumi inks and Japanese gift items. We provide personal service and recommendations, as well as fast and affordable shipping. Discover a superb range of papers for your projects! 

Receive 20% off your order through December 10, 2017! There are wonderful items that would make great gifts for the artists, bookbinders and calligraphers in your life. Use code SUNDAYPAPER2017 at checkout . Shipping is $5.00 flat rate in the US and $10.00 flat rate to Canada.

I used a variety of card-weight papers from Washi Arts to create the December 2015 project in last year’s Twelve Months of Paper Calendar! Here’s a video tutorial that shows you how to make the Pop-Up Tree that appears above. Please post a picture if you make one (or if you have one from last year)!

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About Our Sponsor: Washi Arts sole focus is high quality Japanese papers. There is a large assortment of natural and conservation quality Japanese washi /paper, decorative papers – katazome-shi, chiyogami, chirimen, marbled kozo washi and kozo paste papers – as well as tools and supplies for working with Japanese washi / paper. Find Washi Arts on Instagram and Facebook too.

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About the 25 Days of Paper 2017: It’s a great time to celebrate paper, and I’m delighted to share my ideas for using this amazing material with you. If you’d like more info about the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar or the online classclick here. Receive these blog updates via e-mail by adding your address in the upper right hand corner of this page. Enjoy the season, and feel free to leave a comment below.

25 Days of Paper 2017

December 1, 2017

Welcome to the 6th Annual 25 Days of Paper Blog Marathon! It’s a great time to celebrate paper, and I’m delighted to share my ideas for using this amazing material with you. If you’re subscribed to my blog, you’ll receive a daily e-mail from now through December 25th. If you’d like to receive daily updates, please type your e-mail address into the box in the upper right hand corner of this page. Enjoy the season!

Let’s begin the season with a Holiday Gift Guide filled with papery gifts. I’ve selected 14 fun paper products made by designers, craftspeople and artists, plus a few from my favorite paper shops! You’ll find paper electronics, jewelry, cards, lanterns, accessories and more!

The Twelve Months of Paper Online Class begins today and we’re making this Peace Tree Card. It’s not too late to join the class, which runs December 1 – 23rd. You’ll have access to the video tutorials throughout 2018, so you can make at your own pace! Find out more about the class and the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar.

Please feel free to tell me about your favorite paper product/s by leaving a comment!

Best Paper Gifts Guide

Here’s my pick of a selection of cool paper products that are available this holiday season (ranging in price from $5 to $150). Purchase papery gifts while supporting artists, designers and brick and mortar shops. Please share this list with your friends! Bring on the PAPER LOVE!

Paper artists, crafters and designers: if you have a product you would like me to consider for future Gift Guides, please get in touch!

Feel free to pin this image to share this resource with the wider paper community.

Paper Earrings

Lily Earrings from Verso Studio These dip-cast handmade paper and brass lilies are the perfect ear adornment! Each earring is hand-dyed an ombre moss green, with hammered sterling silver and freshwater pearl drops and sterling silver earwires. About 2 1/2 inches long, from the top of the earwire to the bottom of the lowest drop. The fibers cling to the wire and shrink as they dry, and a tight paper skin is built up on the form over successive dips. Earrings are sealed to make them water resistant and durable.

Paper Insects

Magic Flying Butterfly from Two Hands Paperie

Surprise you friends with the Magic Flying Butterfly! Imagine the recipient’s wonderment when he or she opens a greeting card and a butterfly flutters out. Or place the butterfly in a book and amaze your friends when a butterfly flies away. Simply, twist the elastic band 35 times and place it in a card or book. It can be used again and again. Each butterfly is sold individually and is made of wire, an elastic band and paper. Send love and good fortune with the Magic Flying Butterfly.

Paper Wallets

Green Banana Paper Wallets

These handmade paper wallets come from one of the most remote islands in the world – Kosrae, Micronesia. The products they make are providing livelihoods, skill-development, and sustainable exports for a community of 6,000 people. These wallets are like leather, but without the cruelty. Banana paper wallets are naturally water, fire and tear resistant. A thin coating of wax is applied to the outside to protect against sweat, spills or rain. With thoughtful use, one can expect a wallet to last for years.

Paper Cards & Prints

Narnia Card by Su Blackwell

Su Blackwell’s love of paper and books resulted in a series of on-going book-cut sculptures, cut and created entirely from the pages of second hand books. Blackwell is particularly drawn to the world of fairy tales and folk lore for her works, and takes inspiration from well-known tales, such as Alice in Wonderland, The Chronicles of Narnia, and tales collected by The Brothers Grimm.  

Blackwell’s seminal works are printed in books, postcards, prints and cards, all available on her online shop.  

Su will personally sign prints and books as gifts, please email her su@sublackwell.co.uk with your request.  

Paper How-To Book + Calendar

12 Months of Paper Calendar by Helen Hiebert Studio. The 2018 Twelve Months of Paper Calendar doubles as a how-to book and is filled with twelve fun paper projects for the whole family to create together. 12 months and 12 projects feature a list of materials and tools you’ll need to complete the projects, plus step-by-step photos and easy-to-follow instructions. An additional Custom Paper Pack features a curated collection of decorative papers from around the world – no need to source your own supplies!

Paper Rope

Paper Rope from Paper Connection International

Handmade in Thailand, this paper rope can be used for a variety of paper crafts, including book arts, mixed media, sculpture, paper jewelry, all sorts of embellishments, and of course, sustainable gift wrap. This is a wonderful supply for those interested in shifu, or paper weaving. For those who love fiber arts, paper rope treads the line between paper and textile, literally weaving both worlds into one! This long rope of mulberry is wound up in a ball and is available in 5 shades. Each ball measures 2 mm x 20 meters, (a little over 60 feet in length).

Paper Accessories

Paper Accessories from Studio Carta

These tempered steel Silhouette scissors are beautifully elegant, with gold plated handles. They are designed for precision cutting. A thin layer of 24 karat gold is applied to the scissors to have a beautiful gold finish that makes them shine! Crafted in Italy and packaged at Studio Carta, the Silhouette scissors are perfect for cut detail work on paper or textile. Each pair is etched with the Studio Carta logo and is packaged in a clear bag with a letterpress printed paper label. These scissors are 4” = 11 cm long. Click through to check out a wide variety of unique scissors!

Paper Pop-Ups

 

Robert Sabuda Reindeer Sleigh Holiday Pop Up Cards

Designed by famed paper engineer Robert Sabuda, this box of six pop-up cards is produced by UWPLuxe and comes with the message Merry Christmas printed inside. What a lovely and unique way to share the holiday spirit with those you love!

Paper Tech

Electric Paint Lamp Kit from Bare Conductive. Makers of any ability can construct, customize and control three paper lamps using Bare Conductive’s electrically conductive paint. The kit comes with everything you need: electric Paint, a light up board, paper templates and a micro USB cable. No prior experience or tools required. Ambitious makers can create custom lamps on any paper or plastic thanks to a patent-pending connector method.

Paper Lanterns

Paper lantern Les Papoum by Moulin Roty

Step by step, badaboom, Papoum… in the twilight of the savannah, you can hear lions, hippopotami and elephants big and small in the distance, then watch them come up to the edge of the water for an evening swim. Presented by Bonjour Petit, Moulin Roty is a French toy company that has been crafting quality toys and their accompanying stories for 40 years with a focus on preserving the childhood soul. Lantern supplied without electric connections. 230V~50Hz – Bulb max 40W-E14.

Electronic Paper Stickers

Chibitronics Chibi Lights Circuit Stickers are a creative and fun way to learn electronics. Circuit stickers are LED circuits on peel-and-stick stickers. Build circuits without soldering, plugging wires, or clips. Instead, use the stickers with conductive tapes to draw circuits on paper and other crafts. Learn to build circuits while make interactive artworks. It’s easy, fun, safe and creative. The Chibitronics Starter Kit comes with the illustrated Circuit Sticker Sketchbook. 

Paper Activism 

The 50 Card Project

Artist Melanie Mowinski printed a different kind of limited-edition letterpress card every week from Inauguration Day to the end of 2017. She began with a card of FDR’s Four Freedoms on Inauguration Day. By the end of the three-color limited edition of 100 cards she decided that she needed to make a card every week for the entire year. These cards respond to what is happening in our country at the moment and how an artist can frame the situation to keep herself and others energized. They also serve as a reminder about what is important and at stake in our country.

Paper Hearts

 

Calligraphy Notes – Merry Christmas Card

Modern hand lettering by Portland calligrapher Andi Allison, letterpress printed in matte gold foil on Oblation Papers & Press’ new blush handmade paper, available in singles or boxes of six.

Oblation Papers & Press has been designing custom wedding invitations, baby announcements, business cards, and social correspondence for nearly three decades. Their products are carefully crafted printed pieces to announce your joyful life events.

Plantable Paper Necklaces 

Small Disk Necklace by Second Nature ProjectThese necklaces are made of stacked handmade paper discs that have clover and pollinator-friendly flower seeds embedded inside. The discs can be torn off and planted as you go about your day, elevating the necklace from a fashion accessory to a seed dispersal tool. The discs are strung on cotton cord that is hand dyed with onion skin and tea. Brass and felt components compliment the soft texture of the paper and give you a wearable keepsake even after all of the discs have been planted. Materials: Handmade paper with seeds, linen thread, brass or copper, handmade felt bead strung on naturally-dyed cotton cord. Each necklace comes with planting instructions.

Helen Hiebert Studio participates in the Amazon affiliate advertising program designed to provide a way for sites to earn commissions by linking to Amazon. This means that whenever you buy a product on Amazon from a link here, I get a small percentage of its price, which helps support Helen Hiebert Studio. Thank you!

Twelve Months of Paper Sale!

The Sunday Paper #184, November 26, 2017

Paper of the Week: Twelve Months of Paper Calendar

There’s a Black Friday/Small Biz Saturday/Hey Today’s Sunday!/Cyber Monday SALE on calendars going on in my online shop. I hope you know by now that these are really how-to books with evergreen content, but of course I’d love to get as many of them as I can hanging on walls around the world in 2018! Stock up today with these specials, and get busy creating with paper:

For every purchase you make this weekend, choose a gift at checkout (valued at up to $39)

Gift #1: An additional Calendar (a unique holiday gift)

Gift #2: A Custom Paper Pack (everything you need to make the projects in the calendar)

Gift #3: Enrollment in the Twelve Months of Paper Online Class

There’s more! FREE SHIPPING – sorry, US only – on orders over $99.

Stock up on papery holiday gifts!

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In the Studio:

I’ve been busy creating the video lessons for the Twelve Months of Paper Online Class which begins on Friday (the link takes you to a video about the class – sign up for free with a purchase – see Gift #3 above). Here you see a snapshot of the Falling Leaves Folding Screen, which is the October project, in progress.

Papery Tidbits

  • I sent this special note of thanks to my newsletter subscribers this week and wanted to share it with you, my dear blog readers too (Some of you subscribe to both. If you don’t, you can subscribe to my newsletter at the bottom of the page after reading the note).
  • There’s a new episode of Paper Talk, my podcast series featuring artists and professionals who are working in the field of hand papermaking. In episode #19 I’m talking with Shawn Sheehy, a Chicago paper artist who uses pop-ups to take full advantage of the expressive potential of a book’s imagery, allowing for moving, three-dimensional form within the book format.
  • Check out my online photo album about the annual Red Cliff Paper Retreat. Registration for the 2018 retreats (Sept 7-9 and Sept 11-13) opens soon!

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This is a great headline: Social media’s made the ancient art of paper-folding trendy. Hats off to Ross Symon’s who has gained 105,000 Instagram followers (um, yes, you can make that number go higher). This article also profiles another Capetown artist, Sanae Sawada, who uses origami in her installations and her art outreach project called The Butterfly Guild.

Speaking of butterflies, check out this work by Liz Mitchell, who creates work that is multi-layered both in content and construction.

Liz Mitchell, The Butterfly Kimono, 2009, silk paper, encaustic wax, monofilament, cotton gauze, variable size installation (kimono is 4½ ft x 4 ft)

I wish I’d been able to attend this unique community project at Art Produce in San Diego. Bhavna Mehta knows how to cut paper to wear!

This looks like a cool exhibition: Paper is Part of the Picture showcases 100 years of sample and sales books from Strathmore paper company at Opalka Gallery. Eons ago, when I worked for a design company in NYC, Strathmore hosted a weekend visit to their mill which was both educational and fun! Their sales rep met us at Grand Central Station and they put us up in a cozy cabin in the woods. I wonder if they are still hosting those weekends – it’s so important for designers to understand the materials they work with!

Now, I am not a proponent of smoking, but Karma Tips is trying to do good with something they feel won’t go away: after discovering that cigarette butt litter constitutes a major part of the total coastal trash (second only to plastics) they decided to manufacture cigarette filter tips that are completely biodegradable and made of natural cotton and vegetable pulp to create a highly absorbent paper that is embedded with seeds. Butts to buds!

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Sunday Paper ClickIf you read this blog regularly, would you consider making a donation to support the research, writing, design and delivery of The Sunday Paper? Click on the paper button at the left (I made that paper) to see how you can provide support.

And if you run a paper-related business, you might be interested in promoting your business in The Sunday Paper.

Thanks again to those of you who have pledged your support, and enjoy your Sunday!

Paper Beauty Hack

The Sunday Paper #183, November 19, 2017

Paper of the Week: Mino Washi

If you haven’t noticed, I love discovering new papers. I found this one a year or so ago when I was designing the projects for the 2017 Twelve Months of Paper Calendar. This leaf mobile is the featured project this month (have you made it yet? I’d love to see a picture)! Paper Connection International carries the paper in a range of muted rich colors (my favorite)! This coated paper line is quite reasonably priced and is specifically made for inkjet printing, although as you can see, it holds up well to folding too.

Paper Connection International is offering Sunday Paper readers 10% off on one order. Use the code PCI10 for 10% off when you make a purchase online

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In the Studio:

I created a narrated video of my artist’s book Tangential. I hope you’ll take a peek! It has lots of hand stitching and a selection of movable platonic solids within the pages (which are handmade paper, of course).

Papery Tidbits

  • Thanks to everyone who participated in the GIVEAWAY this past week! Congratulations to the winners: Julie Buscher will receive a calendar + paper pack, and Kim Ray + Randy Merrill will each receive a calendar.
  • Look for my SALE announcement next week. You know the drill… I’ll be offering specials Black Friday through Cyber Monday). Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Are you intrigued with online learning? I’m offering a Twelve Months of Paper Calendar mini online class which is a great way to try it. Read all about it and watch a video here. Class begins December 1st!

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This touching story came in recently from a blog reader and friend:  “I spent this summer with my beloved cousin, Vicki who died on August 29, 2017… sad to even type this. However, before I had returned to Iowa for her “party,” I read on your blog about Cast Paper Art in MissouriI was inspired to send in a protected bag of the yellow flowers that she had requested for her party. I received a box of sweet handmade paper note cards and envelopes from them the other day. I will bundle up small packets and send them to her husband and close friends in Iowa. Thanks so much for the lead….Vicki would have LOVED this idea.”

I was delighted to discover Paper Tigers on FaceBook Watch. This video series offers a glimpse inside the studios of five artists working in paper. I enjoyed the first one with Beth Johnson (pictured here) and the second featuring Emily Brown. I wasn’t familiar with either of them prior to watching!

Rory White’s paper doll exhibit at the Leu Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville features original photographs with paper figures shrunk down into lifelike sets.

Having written several how-to books, I always wonder how readers and makers react to following my instructions. So I was delighted to read in this review of the recently-released Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models: 14 Kirigami Buildings to Cut Out and Fold, that the reviewer confessed that it was challenging to actually make the projects (Fallingwater, the Guggenheim Museum, and Taliesin West, among them).

I enjoyed this story and can relate to the writer’s lament about oily skin (I recall my mother telling me that I’d be happy one day – as I suffered through acne in high school – because my skin wouldn’t wrinkle so quickly). This story is about blotting paper – the kind you use to de-shine your face – read it to find out what the beauty hack is!

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About our Sponsor: Paper Connection International imports a distributes a line of fine art and specialty papers made by skilled craftspeople in the East. PCI is known for superior paper products for art, design and conservation work. Manufacturers, retailers, museum curators, bookbinders, conservators, artists and designers rely on PCI as a source for Japanese washi, Korean hanji, Nepalese lokta and a vast collection of specialty papers from around the world.

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Hi, I'm Helen Hiebert!
I'm an artist working primarily in handmade paper; I write how-to books and make films about papermaking and paper arts; and I love learning about new techniques and methods for working with paper! You can learn more about me at http://www.helenhiebertstudio.com

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