Double Sided Origami Paper!

The Sunday Paper #229

October 14, 2018

Paper of the Week: Double Sided Origami Paper

I wonder who invented double sided papers? I love the design opportunities (and surprises) they offer when you start folding them. This origami paper comes in a package of 8 color patterns with 96 sheets that are 6.75″ square. They feature prints of chiyogami papers – patterns that are silkscreen printed onto washi (Japanese paper). I got this paper from Mulberry Paper and More.

Trinity from Paper for Water designed a clever Origami Candy Dish for the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar, which I’ve paired with this origami paper. She told me about how she invented the design on Paper Talk (see below). Two sheets of this paper are included in the custom paper pack, which you can purchase with the calendar.

In the Studio:

I’m branching out on the podcast. This is my first episode featuring someone other than a papermaker, and I’ll be featuring other interesting paper people in the coming months. Here’s one of them! Paper For Water is a family run non-profit organization that folds origami to raise money for clean water projects around the world. It started when their two young girls learned that some kids can’t go to school because they have to carry water, and that people die because their water isn’t safe to drink. I interviewed the whole Adams family on Paper Talk about their amazing project which has been going on for seven years now. I love how the kids are involved in running a creative business while making the world a better place! There are so many cool levels to this project.

I’ve been following Paper For Water for a couple of years, and 8-year-old Trinity designed the June project in the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar, an origami candy dish. In this video, she shows us how to fold it! I’m donating $5 (or 20%) of each calendar sale to Paper For Water, and I’ve raised over $200 so far. I hope you’ll join me in helping them bring clean water to the thirsty!

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Papery Tidbits:

  • You might enjoy following Elissa Campbell over on Instagram as she makes and posts about all of the projects in the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar (of course I hope she’ll inspire you to want to make and share them too)!
  • Don’t forget to order your copy by October 22nd to get a bonus gift – stock up on holiday gifts for your paper-loving friends (or add it on your wish list).

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So you know I have a thing for calendars. Check out this one! 21Fools in India makes a calendar that grows into a garden. The wooden frame of the calendar is handcrafted out of old furniture and the paper is plantable. At the end of the year, the calendar turns itself into 12 beautiful plants.

I love Trish Witkowski’s Super Cool Fold of the Week, and this one is truly super cool in its design and simplicity. Check it out!

It snowed here for two days this week, so I was happy to see this papery reminder of other seasons over on Instagram! Hats off to Inga Peterson!

This is a bit of the story behind the wild success of Lovepop Cards, which was already a successful business when they made a deal with one of the investors on Shark Tank.

I’d like to take this class at Stanford: An Exploration of Art Materials: The Intersection of Art and Science. I’m definitely a learning by doing kind of person! One student sums the class up with this statement: “If you have a good knowledge of the materials, you’re definitely going to be a better artist.”

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