Puppies + Paper Capes

The Sunday Paper #326

August 23, 2020

Papermaker of the Week: Shawna Moulton

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© 2020, Shawna Moulton, Mother of Zyon (left); Father of Zyon (right); handmade paper, raw wood fibers, ink,

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Béatrice Coron

Beatrice Coron

Beatrice Coron is a French-born artist who has been living and working in NYC for more than 30 years. I met Beatrice at the Center For Book Arts in NYC when we both took classes and participated in events there in the 1990’s. We talk about how Beatrice developed her unique paper cutting style, which has gotten her everything from illustration gigs to public art commissions in other materials, based on her paper cuts. She discusses her favorite papers and cutting knife, and how she goes back and forth between hand cutting and design on the computer. A theme that seems consistent in her work is how one thing leads to another! Here’s an example: When a show at the museum of art and design inspired her, she contacted the curator, which led to her being a consultant on their exhibition Slashed! Under the Knife, a paper cut exhibition, and she was also an artist in residence during that show. Someone from Alliance Francais saw that show and since Beatrice is French, invited her to give a talk there, where whe met someone who invited her to give a TED talk! And the story keeps unfolding.

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Paper on the Grid

The Sunday Paper #312 May 17, 2020

Paper of the Week: On the Grid

I have always been enamored by grids, and I have to give credit to Lynn Amlie (a coworker at Dieu Donné Paper Mill in the mid-90’s) for this ingenious attachment idea. Lynn visited the Noguchi Museum and Sculpture Garden in Long Island City – one of my favorite spots in

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Papermaking in Action

The Sunday Paper #299 February 16, 2020

Paper of the Week: A Sheet of Abaca in 1:20

I made a short video of me making a sheet of abaca. The sheet size is 18″ x 23″ and I’m making it on an old English mould that I purchased many years ago. It only takes about 1-1/2 minutes to pull and couch a sheet (I

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Manipulated Paper

The Sunday Paper #214

June 24, 2018

Paper of the Week: Manipulated Paper Book Round-Up

Paper has been manipulated for ages (think origami) and there are a surprising number of techniques that artists and craftspeople have employed to coerce paper into incredible shapes and forms. And paper is the real hero here, because of it’s amazing properties. Here’s a unique selection of books

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Italian Crepe Paper

The Sunday Paper #123, September 4, 2016

Paper of the Week: Crepe Paper

I have to admit that I have somewhat of a negative association with crepe paper. For some reason, all I think of is streamers! But a few months ago I discovered this thick colored crepe paper in sheet form. I think the sculptural potential is pretty great! Below you see a

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The Sunday Paper # 33

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As we head towards the beginning of another year, here’s a cool pop-up pull out calendar made from paper (as seen on Designboom). The only problem is, I can’t figure out where you can get your hands on one of these. Be sure to click on the link so that you can see each

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19: Paper Cutting

Perhaps the simplest paper cuts are paper snowflakes. How About Orange is a blog featuring some a cool DIY selection. By the way, I woke up this morning to fresh snowfall here in Colorado.

DIY Paper Snowflakes by How About Orange

Snowflake pattern and result, by How About Orange

There are paper cutting traditions in many countries. Mexico is famous for Papel Picado,

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