The Sunday Paper #269
July 21, 2019
Paper of the Week: Italian Crepe Paper
The July project in the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar is a Crepe Paper Flower. Have you created yours? This isn’t the crepe paper you’re thinking of (those rolls of streamers used for decorating staircases and dangling from ceilings). This new top-of-the-line 180 gram Italian crepe paper is thick, pliable and luxurious. You can stretch and manipulate this paper to create interesting forms. This crepe paper is available in a multitude of bright colors from Mulberry Paper and More.
In The Studio:
Sometimes I make a paper that I just don’t like! Has that happened to you? Today I decided to transform some of these into momigami. I’m applying konnyaku to both sides of these thin cotton/abaca sheets and will then crumple them.
- Have you listened to the Paper Talk episode with Drew Matott of Peace Paper?
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My husband and I are going to Japan for two short weeks in the late fall. One of the things I’d like to do is visit the factory where Isamu Noguchi’s famous Akari lanterns are produced. Have you been there? I love his sentiment about light: “The word “akari” in Japanese gives the image of sunlight and moonlight pouring out into a room.”
Susan Kristoferson creates gorgeous decorative papers. Her work is currently on view at Framed on Fifth in Calgary for two weeks only. If you’re in the area, I hope you have a chance to stop in!
I don’t understand this report about banana paper, but I like the photo! I think the gist of the report is that there is a growing market for artist papers and commercial products made from banana fiber—if you make it, they will come.
I enjoyed this history of the Monadnock Papermill. They started out making handmade paper 200 years ago!
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