Archive for November, 2009

Peter Callesen

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Danish paper artist, Peter Callesen hand crafts intricate and beautiful paper cut sculptures. A majority of his work are done exclusively on A4 sized paper. Working from his delicate paper cuts, he shapes them into three dimensional paper sculptures.

Alive, But Dead

Alive, But Dead

Close up - Alive, But Dead

Close up - Alive, But Dead

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The Great Origami Giveaway

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Please click here to find out who won!

We were so pleased with the response to our Great Chiyogami Giveaway last year that we decided to run one again this holiday season with a different breed of paper lover in mind.  Welcome to The Great Origami Giveaway!!

This year we have put together the ultimate Origami prize package, one of each of the origami packs we offer online – practically a lifetime supply!

Here are the ways you can enter:

First, simply leave a comment below. That will earn you 1 entry in the contest.

Want to increase your odds? Mention our contest in your blog, (feel free to use the Large or Small version of the pic above) and add a link to your post in your comment below. This will earn you 5 extra entries.

Another way to earn 5 extra entries is to add a link in your comment to a photo of any origami you have done. Please only post links to photos you have permission to use of work YOU have done.

In response to your questions about twitter, we have decided to award 1 additional entry per tweet!

And finally, for the Origami super fans out there, make a video, upload it to Youtube and provide a link in your comment below. Let us know why you should be the one to win – doing so earns you 50 extra entries.

The contest will run from November 15th – December 15th, 2009. The winner will be chosen at random and notified after the close of the contest. Remember, for us to contact you should you win, you must enter your email address in the appropriate box provided when submitting your post. It will remain private and NOT be used for any solicitation purposes!  If you do wish to join our email list, you can do so at the bottom of the blog menu.

GOOD LUCK!!!!

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The Lovely Rob Ryan

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Sweet, sentimental and whimsical is the work of London, England based artist Rob Ryan.  His delightful paper cuttings are lovingly hand cut from single sheets of paper.  They are lacy and delicate, absolutely gorgeous!  His dedication to the art of paper cutting is mesmerizing.  Rob Ryan’s finely detailed images are often used to tell precious love stories, like in his book ‘This is For You‘.

This is For You - Rob Ryan

This is For You - Rob Ryan

This is For You‘ is a collection of more than 50 stunning paper cuts that tell the story of a man seeking love in his heart.  ‘This is For You‘ can be found on the bookshelves of the Paper Place and has become a favourite to both staff and patrons.  Discover more of Rob Ryan’s work here at his blog… and maybe get inspired to do some paper cutting of your own!

Paper cut cards by Rob Ryan

Paper cut cards by Rob Ryan

Want to share Rob Ryan’s work with a friend?  Give a little bit of Rob Ryan sentiment with paper cut greeting cards, new to the Paper Place!  Rob Ryan has collaborated with Roger la Borde to bring us these beautiful cards that will surely be appricated by anyone who recieves one.

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St. Armand Watercolour Paper

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

One of our favourite customers Michelle Molligan, from Social Butterfly, an invitation design company, was in the store showing us some of her lovely watercolours. We think they’re amazing, her colour sense is terrific and we wanted to show her work.

4 x 14" Rectangle Piece

4 x 14" Rectangle Piece

12" Circle Piece

12" Circle Piece

 Michelle has done these watercolours on St. Armand Papers. We carry these papers in an assortment of sizes, colours and decorative textures. St. Armand (Montreal) beats their own pulp using mostly cotton from clothing manufacturers’ off cuts. Linen, flax straw and jute are also used in their papers. The pulp is internally sized so that the paper will not act as a blotter. These papers are a weight of 150 lb and are acid free. They’re great for printmaking, bookbinding, painting and watercolour. Scoring, embossing, die cutting and foil stamping also work well.

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