Vegan Watercolor Paper

The Sunday Paper #249 March 3, 2019

Paper of the Week: Watercolor Paper

Oblation Papers & Press has just released a new product: handmade watercolor paper. This soft-white paper is ph-neutral, made from 100% recycled cotton and crafted by hand in their Portland, OR shop. This latest product makes Oblation the only company to manufacture watercolor paper on the west coast, and one of the

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Blush Handmade Paper

The Sunday Paper #180, October 22, 2017 Paper of the Week: Oblation Papers & Press

Oblation Papers & Press is making new blush handmade paper from cotton fibers recycled from the garment industry. This nuanced color is now available in a new size, for folded pocket notes, and a new journal. The calligraphy notes collection features modern handlettering in collaboration with local calligrapher,

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Origami Tea House

The Sunday Paper #172, August 27, 2017 Paper of the Week: Thoreau’s Paper-covered Journals

Abelardo Morell’s “Thoreau: 40 Journals in Chronological Order.” Credit Edwynn Houk Gallery

Do you keep a journal? Usually the contents are the main event (as they certainly are in these as well) but this is a photograph depicts the paper covers of Henry Thoreau’s journals, which are on display

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Oblation Papers & Press

Oblation Papers & Press is an urban paper mill, letterpress print shop, hand-bindery and fine paper boutique. Our in-house team of designers releases roughly 30 new items annually, inspired by music, quirky conversation, toys, textiles, travel, food, architecture, literature and historical objects.

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Plantable Paper

The Sunday Paper #164, July 2, 2017

Paper of the Week: Katazome Paper

Fireworks! I noticed these beauties this week over on Paper Connection International’s Instagram feed, and then I received an e-mail for a special Independence Day offer: Buy 2 Yuzen Papers and Get 3rd one for FREE (a $20 savings). The selection of these decorative papers are sure to put a

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Oblation Papers & Press

25 Days of Paper 2016, Day 8

Oblation Papers & Press is an urban paper mill, letterpress print shop and old-world paper boutique in Portland, Oregon, whose studios are on view for those who visit their shop in the Pearl District.

At Oblation Papers & Press, paper is made by hand every day. Recycled cotton fibers from the

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HMP Deckle Shapes from Oblation Papers

25 Days of Paper 2015, Day 11

When I moved to Portland, OR in the late 1990’s, I worked part-time at Oblation Papers & Press, a gorgeous stationery store in the Pearl District with a production paper mill and a full-blown letterpress shop – a must-see when visiting the Pacific Northwest!

Dove-shaped flat note with gold envelope, 3.5 x 5 inches, cream recycled

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16: Holiday Greeting Cards

Before I had children (13 years ago) I enjoyed making handmade holiday cards and sending them to friends and family. Unfortunately, that tradition has gone by the wayside, but last year, I created this virtual card (I did make the original in handmade paper) and thankfully had a talented intern who helped with the animation. I love mixing the old and the new! I’m hoping

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The Papermaker's Studio Guide

  I want to share the evolution of producing The Papermaker’s Studio Guide, which has been quite a feat! I have to say there were moments when I thought I’d throw in the towel, but now that we’re at the other end, I am proud of what has been accomplished and pleased that I stuck with it. I sought funding for this project from

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