The Sunday Paper Blog

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 …

December 8, 2012

17.5 Happy Hanukkah!

This is just a quick note to say Happy Hannukah! I forgot to mention it in today’s post, but it begins tonight, right? I’m just on time!
Since today was dedicated to pop-ups, here’s another amazing pop-up artist, Robert Sabuda

December 8, 2012

18: Pop-Ups

I think I could write 25 posts about pop-ups, but I’ll spare you…
Pop-ups were my foray into paper arts. In 1986, when I spent my junior year abroad in Germany, I took a class in letter arts and discovered …

December 7, 2012

19: Paper Cutting

Perhaps the simplest paper cuts are paper snowflakes. How About Orange is a blog featuring some a cool DIY selection. By the way, I woke up this morning to fresh snowfall here in Colorado.

There are paper cutting traditions in …

December 6, 2012

20: St Nicholas Day Giveaway!

In honor of St. Nicholas Day, I’m doing my first giveaway! St Nicholas, a 4th century saint, had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him. He became …

December 5, 2012

21: Cardboard

Cardboard is a sturdy paper product which can be used as a construction material. The Cardboard Book is a great inspirational resource.

When I was a college exchange student in Mainz, Germany, I took paper course and we built furniture …

December 4, 2012

22: Stretched Paper

There are some fabulous old black and white books with amazing diagrams for folding, cutting, scoring and manipulating paper in simple ways that often lead to complex forms. My favorite book is Creating with Paper, by Pauline Johnson. This …

December 3, 2012

23: Paper, 종이, Papel, Papier, Papīrs, 紙

When I was writing Playing with Paper last winter, I asked readers and fans to send me swatches of their favorite papers. My goal was to create The Ultimate Paper Swatchbook. And you delivered.

The largest contribution came from Lori …