July 25th, 2015
Yes, they’re EVERYWHERE right now!
We’ve always had colouring books in the store so here I’d like to show you the ones we have in stock right now.
(L) Floral Designs: artist’s colouring book $8.95; (R) Doodle Designs: artist’s colouring book $8.95
And from the ever-popular Secret Garden colouring family, we still have postcards and notecards, illustrated by Johanna Basford, which make ideal gifts.
(Top) Secret Garden 12 Notecards $21.50; (Bottom) Secret Garden 20 Postcards $14.95
Therapeutic, economical, satisfying, and harmless. What more could you ask for from an adult pastime?
July 23rd, 2015
After the success of this past New Year’s Eve Masquerade Photobooth, good friends Evan and Rich asked me to help them decorate their Palmerston apartment once again for their annual nautical themed summer costume party. With so many nautical gems hidden throughout The Paper Place I couldn’t wait to bring them all together and help make their apartment a little bit more sea-worthy.
Blue triangle flag bunting ($5.95) was strung above the bar area, while our Italian Decorative Papers ($4 per 19.5 x 27″ sheet) were used to add detail to drink dispensers.
Wave motifs were cut from some of our Obonai Feather and Momi papers ($4-4.50 per 21 x 31″ sheet) and taped behind the couch to create a fun backdrop for guests sitting on the sandy coloured cushions.
Our Sailing Kite (Yes, it’s a kite!) acted both as a handy costume prop and decorative centrepiece ($34.95).
Using a glue stick I adhered one of our gold anchor dresden trims ($7.95 for a pack of 22) to a piece of Katazome-shi paper and washi taped it to the door so guests could easily find the party. This paper would later inspire a knot-tying contest between hosts on the apartment’s upper deck.
Polaroids hung on a string with our mini clothes pegs ($4.95 for a pack of 50) were backed by sheets of our tall ships gift wrap ($4 per 20 x 30″ sheet) in the hallway so party guests could relive memories of years prior.
Interested in hosting your own nautical party? Be sure to pay us a visit. There is a pirate’s bounty of treasure and inspiration to be found.
July 10th, 2015
We have some really interesting papers in the shop right now and a few of them really stand out. Especially when illuminated.
Nepalese Marbled Momi
Almost any paper can be used to update a tired lamp or glam up inexpensive Ikea lights.
Amate Weave Rainbow, Gossamer Natural, Numerology White
Shine bright like a diamond.
July 3rd, 2015
I’ve noticed a new trend in the store recently, and I’m definitely a fan.
A flock of flamingo product!
If you or someone you know is a fan of the Pink Flamingo, you better get down to the store!
“Stand Tall Darling Flamingo” 8×10 print – $29.95 from Lily&Val Flamingo Washi Tape 7m – $3.95 from Masté
How about some flamingo wall art? You can even put it up with some flamingo washi tape!
“2 Birds of a Feather” Notebooks – $19.95 form Rifle Paper co.
“Flamingos” Journal – $15.95 from Wrap
We also have not one, but TWO styles of flamingo notebooks!
Pink Le Pen – $2.95
Japanese Dot Pen – $9.95
Foil Stamped Flamingo Pencil – $1.95
And don’t forget the matching pens and pencils.
Flamingo Wrap – $5 from Wrap
“Flamingo Hello!” Card – $5.95 from Amy Heitman
Wrap it all up with some flamingo themed stationary! Who wouldn’t smile at a perfect pink flamingo themed present??
June 29th, 2015
I’m continually amazed and impressed to discover what some of the artists that frequent our shop do with our papers. John Werlich is a skilled paper artist who creates beautiful mosaic style scenes with some of our Chiyogami and Japanese decorative papers. A descendant of artists, his great-grandfather being a master weaver, John has inherited a great skill and perfected a practice that requires a keen sense of attention to detail and precision. I particularly love the dramatic contrast John achieves by using our black and gold Tairei papers in so many of his backgrounds. Be sure to click each image below to enlarge them and view their details.
Geometric #1 from Geometric series
Northern Pines #1 (3) from Georgian Bay series
Gnarled Pine #2 ‘ayr’ from Gnarled Pine Series
Northern Landscape ‘ayr’ from Northern Landscapes Gallery
Wetland ‘ayr’ from Wetlands Series
To see more of John Werlich’s art, learn more about his practice, or inquire about prices visit www.artfrompaper.com.