Italian Papers

Italian Papers

The Sunday Paper #135, November 27, 2016
Paper of the Week: Fabriano
Founded in 1282, the paper mill at Fabriano is the oldest continuously operating paper mill in Europe. Fabriano’s art papers are used by artists worldwide, and if you ever find yourself in the Ancona region of Italy, I highly recommend a trip to the museum and mill. This shot shows off the amazing technique of chiarascuro watermarks (also known as shadow marks or light and shade watermarks).
In the Studio:
If you don’t have a copy of the Twelve Months of Paper calendar yet now is the time to buy (holiday gift anyone?). There’s quite a heck of a deal on the calendar + paper pack through the end of the day tomorrow (Cyber Monday). Thanks for supporting my small business too! I’ll see you on Thursday when the 25 Days of Paper begins!

Make these projects during the Twelve Months of Paper

Papery Tidbits

Speaking of Fabriano, check out this gorgeous new book called Intimacy by Mary Heebner, who worked in Italy on this project. The watermarked sheets with watercolors on the reverse side are stunning. Check them out!

Here’s another holiday gift idea! Chuck Fischer and Robert Sabuda have teamed up to create these amazing Legacy Pop pop-up cards of the world’s greatest architecture.
The DaVinci Code… the Enigma Code… The Origami Code! Researchers are embracing the origami philosophy in robotics, medication and nanotechnology. But how did this ancient art of folding penetrate these leading research fields? Take a look!
Here’s a fun article about origami using dollar bills by Greta Weber: How My Uncle’s Curious Hobby Ended Up in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
Need a job? Hand Papermaking Magazine is in search of a new Executive Director. Could it be you?

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  1. Joan B. says:

    A heads-up: Found a holiday papercasting project using springerle molds at Thought it might be of interest.

  2. Helen says:

    Thanks, Joan!!