Decorative Paper Giveaway

Decorative Paper Giveaway

The Sunday Paper #211

June 3, 2018

Paper of the Week: A 6-Sheet Giveaway!

Click through to win! One winner will receive this set of six decorative papers from These are the papers we’re using to create the lamps you see below in the Paper Illuminated online class. What will you create if you win?


In the Studio: Paper Illuminated now open for registration!

Click through to watch the video trailer about the Paper Illuminated online course. Join me in creating five illuminated paper structures – four lamps & a folding screen that transforms into a lantern. During the six week in depth experience into illuminated paper, we will make five projects, the equivalent of a weeklong workshop with me in person. Work from the comfort of your own home or studio while sharing ideas with an on-line community. Class begins July 25th!
Papery Tidbits:

  • New on my website: The Paper Library, a place to view free video tutorials, places to shop for paper, places to take a workshop and collections of how-to books about paper. Take a peek!
  • Did you catch the latest episode of Paper Talk, an interview with Pat & Peter Gentenaar?
  • My friend & paper artist Jenny Pinto has a new cookbook out: Love to Cook, Cook to Love.


I love this kind of work that involves nature and chance. For the series he calls “Rain Studies,” Jitish Kallat uses watercolor pencil to mark paper with a dark circle, then takes the drawing outside during monsoon season, which usually lasts for three to four months in Mumbai. Leaving the work exposed to the elements, the splotches of rain making starlike dots on the dark circle.

One of Kallat’s 2017 “Rain Study” drawings. The series is subtitled “the hour of the day of the month of the season.” Credit: Jitish Kallat, courtesy of the artist and Sperone Westwater, New York. Photo: Anil Rane.

The Drawing Center in Manhattan shows drawing in all of its imaginable forms. Check out these edible drawings by Eduardo Navarro made with edible marker on sheets of rice paper, the kind that bakeries use to print pictures on cakes. It’s sturdier and more porous than wood-pulp-based paper, like a fibrous, chewy card stock. His intention is to make viewers experience art in another form – digesting it literally rather than visually.

The drawings are arranged under red heat lamps — the kind that are used to hatch chicken eggs — to begin the melting process before they go into a cauldron. Credit: Amy Lombard for The New York Times

I wish my trip the The Netherlands could have coincided with the Holland Paper Bienniale. For those of you in Europe/Holland this summer, be sure to go!

Andrew Singleton, Fabric, 2017, paper 40 x 25 x 15 cm. Photo: the artist

A veteran sailor, Joan Hall understands the crisis of ocean pollution. Her stunning large-scale works of art and installations combine found or cast paper marine debris into handmade paper and explore the effects of plastic on the sea. Several of her pieces are now on view at the Newport Art Museum in Rhode Island.

Joan Hall, Going, Going, Gone, 2018, Mixed media, handmade paper, Size variable.

Today is my dear mama’s 80th birthday! I invited friends and family to send her a birthday card, which I bound into a unique book. I made this short video that shows the book structure. Happy Birthday Mom!


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  1. Thanks for sharing the 2018 Paper Biennial Rijswijk, fantastic work!