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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Paper of the Week: Cave Paper

Two weeks ago when I was in Minneapolis, I had the lovely opportunity of visiting Cave Paper. They have a new showroom! Since 1994, Bridget O’Malley and Amanda Degener have been Cave Paper, making paper in the basement of an old, industrial Minneapolis warehouse. There are no windows, and the

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Paper of the Week: Shaped Paper

Making shaped papers is a unique hand papermaking technique. There really isn’t any other way to get a shaped sheet of paper with deckled edges. For those of us who make paper, it is a simple way to create envelopes, hearts, circles or multiple shapes on a large deckle.

I designed this shaped

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Happy Solstice Everyone! May you reach for the sun like these sprouts.

 

 

Check this out: the Cooper Hewitt Museum has put together this amazing video Design Dictionary. It looks like a work in progress, but they’ve already got Papermaking in the dictionary! They filmed this segment at Dieu Donné Papermill in NYC.

 

 

Abecedarian is a wonderful gallery dedicated to

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Watermarks

This past weekend, I taught a workshop on how to make watermarks at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Watermarks (designs which appear in a sheet of paper when illuminated) have intrigued me since the first time I laid eyes upon them. So you can imagine how excited I was when I learned how to make them myself!

A really old watermarked

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Paper Walls & Windows

The last time I saw wallpaper being applied was in the early 80’s when my mother was re-papering our bathroom. Wait, I take that back. I installed a commissioned wall piece in a condo in Portland a few years ago, and there was a guy installing designer wall paper in the bathroom there too! But I don’t encounter wallpaper very often.

When I was living

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