End of an Era: the Papermakers of Camas

25 Days of Paper – Day 17; The Sunday Paper #187

December 17, 2017

Paper of the Week: A 134-year old Paper Mill in Washington State

Check this out! Camas Washington’s High School mascot is called the Mean Machine, an animated paper roll machine that’s a nod to the town’s paper making history. The road […]

Reminiscence Papers

25 Days of Paper – Day 16

December 16, 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 […]

A Simple Book Structure

25 Days of Paper – Day 15

December 15, 2017

When does inspiration strike?

Last year around this time, I was looking at a pile of catalogs/junk mail on my dining room table. And I envisioned this book sculpture. I created a half-tree template, laid the catalog on my cutting mat, grabbed my Xacto knife […]

Learning Online

25 Days of Paper – Day 14

December 14, 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, Helen Hiebert […]

Country Western Papermaking

25 Days of Paper – Day 13

December 13, 2017

I share this at least once a year, because even if you’ve seen it, I think it is fun to revisit.

Papermaking on Sesame Street was one of the highlights of my career. I worked with a film editor, who came up with the lyrics […]

Papermaking Supplies

25 Days of Paper – Day 12

December 12, 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 […]

Holiday Cards

25 Days of Paper – Day 11

December 11, 2017

Do you send holiday cards? I used to have a tradition (before I had kids, which is already 18 years ago)! Often, I get hung up on the ‘making the cards‘ part. I envision something too grand and then never get around to making them! […]

Flurry Paper

25 Days of Paper – Day 10; The Sunday Paper #186

December 10, 2017

NEWS FLASH: If you’re a last-minute shopper, I’ll be offering free shipping on any Twelve Months of Paper order through my online shop Tuesday – Thursday, December 12-14 (offer valid in the US only). There’s still time to get your order […]

Luminaria

25 Days of Paper – Day 9

December 9, 2017

Today I’d like to pay tribute to making paper by hand. It’s an age-old technique that has changed little since it was first invented around 105AD. Aside from being a substrate for all kinds documents to works of art, contemporary artists are using paper in […]

Paste Paper

25 Days of Paper – Day 8

December 8, 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 […]