Archive for April, 2012

Gorgeous New Patterned Kraft Papers from Nepal!!

Friday, April 13th, 2012

We recently received a large restock shipment of our beautiful Nepalese papers.  We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with our supplier to create custom colour combinations just for us.  I was inspired by one of our existing papers that was printed in a chalky white on a kraft coloured background and decided to have some other patterns printed in that combination.

We are very pleased with the results.  We added some turquoise/kraft coloured patterns into the ladder for a bit of colour – what do you think?


Budding Artists on Display at The Paper Place!

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

The Kid’s Collage Challenge was an enormous success for the 3rd year running!  We gave kids from the Queen West area bits and pieces of our Nepalese, Japanese and other decorative papers and asked them to give us back something spectacular.  They rose to the occasion and the result is inspiring!

Thank you to everyone that participated. Check them out until the end of April.


Intrinsic Colour and Texture

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Everyone knows that Kozuke is one of my favourite papers. It is economical and it always responds to my commands.

For this slightly sculptural piece, I applied acrylic paint to strips of Kozuke. I usually dilute my paint until it is fairly watery, which creates a wonderful bleeding effect on the other side of the paper.

I had difficulty choosing which side of the individual strips to use in this work, so in order to enhance the amount of variation evident across the paper’s surface, I used both!

Adding texture to the paper by crumpling it (what a great sensation!) only intensified the succulent colour of the paint. I’m longing for the salty, turquoise waters of Lia Beach in Mykonos, Greece and am craving a sip of Mastika!


The Paper Place is hiring – Full Time Sales Position!

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

If you’re passionate about paper and would like the opportunity to join our small family, we would love to hear from you!

We are looking for another enthusiastic and outgoing full time sales person (4-5 shifts a week) who is able to learn quickly and adapt to a rapidly changing retail environment.

Requirements include sales experience in a retail setting, a background in the material arts and availability that includes weekends.

Please include your resume and a cover letter highlighting your relevant job history and any experience you have in the paper arts. Both a cover letter and resume must be submitted to be considered – thanks!

Please submit your application to hiring(at)