The Sunday Paper Blog

January 16, 2016

Nous Sommes: We Are

 The Sunday Paper #90

Paper of the Week: Duplex Papers

My first job after college was with a commercial printing company in New York City, and I learned a lot about paper there. One of the papers I was introduced …

January 9, 2016

New Year Mandalas

The Sunday Paper #89

Paper of the Week: Wax Paper

I ran across a story about 16 Genius Wax Paper Tips and it got me thinking. I remember my mom teaching me how to wrap a sandwich in wax paper …

January 2, 2016

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The Sunday Paper #88

Dear Friends, 

Happy New Year! As we launch into 2016, I wanted to tell you how much I love creating and sharing The Sunday Paper with you. This is just a quick note about some ways …

December 26, 2015

Paper Snowflakes in the White House

The Sunday Paper #87

Paper of the Week: Cotton Blend

I’ve been trying to concoct the perfect watermarking pulp that also offers folding strength. In general, I’ve found that short cotton linters (beaten quite fine) yield crisp watermarked images. However, …

December 24, 2015

Merry Day!

25 Days of Paper 2015, Day 25

I enjoy connecting with people in all sorts of ways, especially those from different walks of life. I often think of us as trees with branches and roots. Here’s a simple paper cut …

December 23, 2015

Origami Envelope

25 Days of Paper 2015, Day 24

‘Tis the season to write thank-you notes! Here’s a clever origami envelope (not my design) that could be a nice use for wrapping paper. So, think twice before you toss that wrapping paper! …

December 22, 2015

Chiyogami Sample Box Subscription

25 Days of Paper 2015, Day 23

Hand screened chiyogami papers are the ambassadors of Japanese paper. They are immediately recognizable and beloved by artists and designers. The patterns are gorgeous, the printing of them is exquisite, the colors vibrant, …

December 21, 2015

Origami Snowflake

25 Days of Paper 2015, Day 22

Find the Thai momi marbled paper in your paper pack (this shouldn’t be hard, since we have only two papers left)! The cutting we’ll be doing is called kirigami (there are entire books …

December 20, 2015

Dip-cast Paper Jewelry from VERSO

25 Days of Paper 2015, Day 21

Melanie Brauner combines her training in papermaking and metalsmithing to create VERSO, her line of paper and metal jewelry. The forms are inspired by the homes insects build, such as coccoons, chrysalises, and …

December 19, 2015

Cut & Punched Lantern

The Sunday Paper #86 +25 Days of Paper 2015, Day 20

This is a super simple project, and vellum paper is perfect for it because it comes in bright colors, holds its shape nicely and is translucent. This project first …