The Sunday Paper Blog

December 18, 2012

8. Pleat Pleat

We’ve all seen fancy ways to pleat and tuck fabric in the fashion world. Guess what? There are a variety of ways in which artists have adapted these techniques in paper. In Playing With Paper, I feature a couple …

December 17, 2012

9: Curved Paper

Paper is flat, right? I often think about the similarities of when people thought that the world was flat; but with paper it is obvious, because you can hold it and fold it. I find the ways that artists have …

December 16, 2012

10: Paper Jewelry + A Giveaway

Congratulations to Anne McIntyre for winning the first giveaway in this blog series! Anne will receive a copy of Playing With Paper, three window stars, and a set of kite paper so that she can make a few of …

December 15, 2012

11: Paper + Hope

In light of the senseless shootings this week, in Oregon, Connecticut, and no doubt other places around the world, I thought I’d type about a few projects that artists working with paper are doing, which give me hope!

At a …

December 14, 2012

12: Paper Filagree

Sometimes I wonder how on earth I discovered certain things, but I distinctly remember learning how to do paper filagree(aka quilling) when I was in seventh grade. We were living in Los Alamos, NM (my father was a physicist, doing …

December 13, 2012

13: Paper Construction (not construction paper!)

I love the work of paper engineers who can visualize in two dimensions what they want to make in three dimensions! (I can do it to a certain extent, but sometimes I just let nature take over – you can …

December 12, 2012

14: On the Twelfth Day of Paper…

Happy 12/12/12! This won’t come around again for a looong time, so in honor of all of the twelves, I’ve made up my own version of The Twelve Days of Christmas. (Click on the pictures to get more information about …

December 11, 2012

15: Rolled, Crimped, Scrunched & Wrapped

The gallery section of Playing With Paper features 18 artists who work in paper. Following are short profiles and images of four artists who manipulate paper in their own unusual ways.
Valerie Buess lives in Germany and is inspired by …

December 10, 2012

16: Holiday Greeting Cards

Before I had children (13 years ago) I enjoyed making handmade holiday cards and sending them to friends and family. Unfortunately, that tradition has gone by the wayside, but last year, I created this virtual card (I did make the …

December 9, 2012

17: 2D Handmade Paper

Many of you know about my work in handmade paper, and I’d like to dedicate a couple of posts to papermaking. This one features two-dimensional work.

First, a brief history about how I got involved with hand papermaking. I moved …