Who's Your Valentine?

The Sunday Paper #349

January 31, 2021

Papermaker of the Week: Brian Queen

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Freshly couched chiaroscuro watermarks utilizing a mould made using a laser cutter and CNC machine.

Brian Queen lives in Calgary, Canada and has been making paper by

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7: Inflatable Paper

Remember the origami balloons, or water bombs, we learned to make in elementary school? I taught my after school paper club kids to make them today, and the high energy group had fun tossing and kicking them around the room like hacky sacks. But here’s another idea – use them as holiday light covers.

origami paper balloon light covers, by JuuniOrigami

When I

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Inflatable Paper

About five years ago, I read an article in Hand Papermaking Magazine by my friend and colleague Brian Queen about how to make hot air balloons. Brian and I share many interests, including watermarks and lighting design, so I knew I would enjoy making this hot air balloon with my students at Penland. You should have heard our screams when it took flight

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