Waiting to Catch the Sun

The Sunday Paper #160, May 27, 2017

Paper of the Week: Stone Dust Paper

Rendering via Prospect Park Alliance

Prospect Park is a gem in the borough of Brooklyn (I lived near the park for several years in the 90’s). The Connective Project will be a massive installation comprised of 7,000 pinwheels made with […]

Hanji, Outsider Art & Thai Marbles

The Sunday Paper #159, May 20, 2017

Paper of the Week: Thai Marbled Paper

I love these Thai marbled papers that are imported by GPC Papers (click the link to find a retailer that carries this paper near you. It comes in a variety of colors). These papers are machine made from kozo and […]

Paper Mom!

The Sunday Paper #158, May 14, 2017

Paper of the Week: Air Dried Abaca with String

Happy Mother’s Day! Seven years ago, I created this sculpture, Mother Tree. The paper I decided to use was air dried abaca with embedded linen threads which turned out to be really strong. I pieced sheets together to […]

Happy Birthday Sunday Paper!

The Sunday Paper #157, May 7, 2017

Congratulations to Melinda Collins Knick, the winner of the raffle!!

Paper of the Week: The Sunday Paper!

Happy Birthday to The Sunday Paper, which is 3 years old today! I have so enjoyed sharing papery information with you every week for the past three years, and I look […]

Paper Talk

The Sunday Paper #156, April 30

Paper of the Week: Withdrawn Book Paper

© 2014 Isabel Barbuzza, 01_D_cataloged, Cut and folded withdrawn books from the University of Iowa Libraries

You have to look up to see this, and thankfully it caught my eye as I walked through the University of Iowa library last […]

Historic Paper

The Sunday Paper #155, April 23, 2017

Paper of the Week: Historic Paper

I was traveling this past week, and one of my stops was at the University of Iowa Special Collections Library. It amazes me that you can make an appointment at a place like this and handle the old books and paper! […]

Snow Bunny

The Sunday Paper #154, April 16, 2017

Paper of the Week: Mingei

If you have a copy of the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar, have you created your Woven Paper Lantern yet? This project features two subtle yet gorgeous papers from Washi Arts: tatami (yellow) and mingei (green) and both papers come in a […]

Flock

The Sunday Paper #153, April 9, 2017

Paper of the Week: Flocked Paper

In the olden days, flocked paper – paper with a velvety raised pattern – was used as wallpaper. Today there are decorative flocked papers on the market. This particular paper is called soft hearted-white on gold and is made from 100% […]

Lokta Paper

The Sunday Paper #152, April 2, 2017

Paper of the Week: Bendable Paper

We’re exploring bendable paper in my online class this week. When you embed wire between sheets of paper, it becomes a new malleable material: paper can stand up, become sculptural and the ends of the wire stick out so you can […]

Green Banana Paper

The Sunday Paper #151, March 26, 2017

Paper of the Week: Green Banana Paper

This is one of the coolest (handmade) paper companies and products I’ve come across… ever! Green Banana Paper wallets are like leather, but without the cruelty. Banana paper wallets are naturally water, fire and tear resistant. A thin […]