The Sunday Paper #270
July 28, 2019 (Happy 20th to our son Will)
I wanted to use up some of my paper scraps and came up with a plan to make patchwork papers (there is a fantastic–and very different–tradition in Korea called bojagi). I had an intern compose/design the layout of the sheets, and then he applied a layer of methyl cellulose glue to attach the paper scraps to wet sheets of freshly couched cotton. Two things happened that weren’t so great: some of the scraps stained my felts and the blotters in my drying system (oops!), and several of the thicker scraps didn’t adhere well. So I decided to quilt the papers by running them through my sewing machine.
The Twelve Months of Paper is rebranding as The Paper Year in 2020. This will be a 9″ x 7″ wire bound planner with twelve fun paper projects (one for each month). Here you see two covers the designer sent me – I know which one I’m going with, but thought I’d share a bit of the process with you. We’ll wrap up the design phase soon, and then the planner will go to the printer. They’ll be available early this fall!
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