The Sunday Paper #242
January 13, 2019
Paper of the Week: Kaleidoscope Leaves
I was in Denver last week and stopped by Mulberry Paper & More’s warehouse. This is a unique online retail store that sells full sheets of paper, but if you don’t want (or need) a full sheet, you can get them in smaller sizes: 6″ x 6″, 8-1/2″ x 11″ and 12″ x 12″. So cool! This particular paper caught my eye. What would you make with it?
Traditional Italian Florentine papers inspired by the Renaissance period feature stunning colors, intricate designs and gold accents. The Kaleidoscope Leaves design displays a multicolored leaf design against a cream background.
• 80 GSM • Machine Made • Acid Free • Made in Italy • Fiber Content: Cellulose and Sulphite
In the Studio
I’m putting the finishing touches on the Weave Through Winter Online Class (this is your last chance to sign up). Click on the image below to watch a time lapse of one of the first weaving structures I’ll be showing, and it gets more complex from there!
I received a note from a reader, who introduced me to her lovely collage work. Maureen Maki creates paintings by collaging a variety of handmade papers from the extensive collection she’s complied over the years. I love how she collages around the edges of her canvases – click through to see this.
Want to work in paper (in Portland, OR)? The c3: Papermaking Residency was established in 2014 to engage artists with little or no experience in hand papermaking, and offer them an opportunity to learn the craft and stretch the limitations of what the medium can do. Provided with instruction and guidance via technical assistance from a professional papermaker/artist at Pulp & Deckle studio and exclusive 24/7 access to the studio, residents create and exhibit new work. Deadline is January 21st. I interviewed Jenn Woodward, proprietress of Pulp & Deckle on Paper Talk in 2017.