Watermarks at Penland

The Sunday Paper #281 October 13, 2019

Paper of the Week: The Paper Year Don’t forget to pre-order your copy of The Paper Year. They start shipping this week. Stock up early for holiday gift giving or treat yourself to a year-long adventure in paper. There’s a FREE GIFT for everyone who orders by Tuesday!


Out of the Studio: A Watermarked One-Sheet

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The Rhinoceros Project

The Sunday Paper #262 June 2, 2019

Paper of the Week: Double Sided Origami Paper

When I was in Korea about 10 years ago, I went to an amazing paper store in Seoul that had more origami paper than I could even imagine. I’m guessing there are shops like that in Japan (I’m finally planning to visit in 2020 to attend the IAPMA Congress). But

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Circle Fold Kit Giveaway!

The Sunday Paper #250 March 10, 2019

Paper of the Week: Colophon Book Arts Circle Fold Kit

In honor of this month’s paper Twelve Months of Paper project (see below), Colophon Book Arts Supply is giving away a small kit that will allow you to make circles and folds then stick them together! A bow compass will create circles in any size, the scissors for

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Mabel Grummer on Paper Talk

The Sunday Paper #241

January 6, 2019

Paper of the Week: Arnold Grummers

I had the opportunity to meet with and interview Mabel Grummer & Kim Schiedermayer, wife and daughter of Arnold Grummer, in October for Paper Talk. We talked about Grummer’s career, which eventually led to the family business that Kim still runs today, providing papermaking kits and supplies to educators and artists. Arnold

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It's Here: 12 New Paper Projects!

The Sunday Paper #228

October 7, 2018

Paper of the Week: 2019 Twelve Months of Paper Calendar

Hooray! The 2019 Twelve Months of Paper Calendars are ready to make their way out into the world. This is a combination how-to book and calendar all-in-one. Explore a variety of papers and techniques while creating unique gifts, cards and home décor. 12 months and 12 projects feature

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Cut Paper – Paper Cut

The Sunday Paper #233

November 11, 2018

Paper of the Week: Trinity’s School Project

Yesterday I received this photograph from 8-year old Trinity Adam’s mother Deb, showing her school project about her family’s non-profit Paper For Water. The 6 boxes on the sides of the presentation are filled with projects Trinity created from the Twelve Months of Paper How-To Book & Calendar. Trinity designed

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Let it Snow!

The Sunday Paper #139, December 25, 2016 25 Days of Paper 2016, Day 25

Aren’t snowflakes miraculous, especially given that no two snowflakes are alike? They create the watermarked pattern on the December project in the Twelve Months of Paper calendar, which features the only paper in the custom paper pack that is handmade in America. I’m going to start looking for a miracle every

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24: Happy Holidays!

25 Days of Paper 2016, Day 24

I wish all of you a peaceful, harmonic, loving and joyous holiday season. Here’s a community card from last season. I collected words daily from you, starting with A and ending with Z and this was the result: I have a fondness for fonts. There’s a template here for this pop-up alphabet. Print and cut out the letters,

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Paper Balloons

25 Days of Paper 2016, Day 17

The August project in the Twelve Months of Paper calendar is a Paper Balloon. This is a repost from 2012, when I did the first 25 Days of 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

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Hanging Heart

25 Days of Paper 2016, Day 5 Here’s a bit about February’s project in the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar. This is a simple structure made from multiple pages cut to the same shape and size. I love thinking up variations – how about trying multiple shapes and sizes?! This hanging heart is an ornament created with an embossed paper from Shizen Design. These

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Paper Connection International

The Sunday Paper #136, December 4, 2016 Since it’s Sunday, this is a double-feature. The regular Sunday Paper appears at the bottom of this post.

25 Days of Paper 2016, Day 4

There are a handful of companies that bring unique papers to us from around the world. For more than two decades, Paper Connection has been sourcing fine art papers, mostly from Asia.

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Kite Paper

25 Days of Paper 2016, Day 3 Here’s a bit about January’s project in the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar. Kite paper is basically colored wax paper, and it folds really well. Its translucency makes it perfect for making window stars, which I learned how to make when my children went to a Waldorf-inspired elementary school. The patterns are endless, and if you enjoy

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Pop-Up Tree

25 Days of Paper 2016, Day 1 Today begins another 25 Days of Paper to celebrate the season by sharing the wonders of paper.

This year, I’ll be highlighting the projects from the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar on odd days and various paper companies, artisans and products on even days. Special thanks to all of you who purchased a calendar. The custom

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Paper Fragments

The Sunday Paper #124, September 11, 2016

Paper of the Week: Remembering September 11th

This isn’t exactly a paper of the week, but I think it is fitting for the 15th anniversary of September 11th. Nicholas Basbane’s terrific book On Paper: The EVERYTHING of its Two-Thousand-Year History, has a chapter titled Elegy in Fragments that highlights some of the papers that were in the

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Special Edition: Let's Kickstart This!

Friends, Please excuse my multiple communications this week. If you received something from me yesterday, that means that you subscribe to my monthly newsletter. Today’s note is to blog subscribers (you’re one of those). There is some overlap. I don’t mean to frustrate you, but I do want to keep you in the loop! So, without further adieu, I’m super excited to announce that my

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The History of Coffee

The Sunday Paper #120, August 14, 2016

Paper of the Week: Cinefoil with Paper Towel Laminate

I LOVE learning something new every day! Now this is not paper, but Kevin Parry over at Laika (remember the animated film Coraline?) had the ingenious idea to use cinefoil (a malleable aluminum material used by photographers to black out light) for stop-motion origami in the new film Kubo

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