Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category

Washi Tape Jack o Lanterns

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Looking for a fun and unique way to decorate your pumpkins this Halloween? Try using washi tape to accent your design! We have an entire wall of colours, patterns and textures of washi tape (prices ranging from $2.95 to $11.95) that will surely serve as a point of inspiration for your next project.

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Make sure your pumpkin is clean and dry before attempting to tape. If you intend on carving your pumpkin as well I would recommend doing this first before taping. I found the metallic sharpies that we sell in store work very well on pumpkins for drawing out your design before carving.

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One of the benefits of working with washi is its slight translucency which makes it very interesting to layer patterns and manipulate colours. I had a lot of fun cutting and manipulating washi to create this skull face. For precision cutting I would recommend picking up a pair of detail scissors that we have in store (prices ranging from $5.95 to $10.95).

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Using washi tape on your pumpkins is a really great no-cut alternative for young children who are too young to carve. While adults can use washi to create a stylish alternative to the classic Jack o Lantern face. I achieved the above look by simply layering strips of washi which was very easy and created an interesting ombre effect.

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Try something new this Halloween and impress all those ghosts and ghouls.

-Justine

 

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Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

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The Paper Place is ready to help deck out your Halloween parties! Take a look at all of the festive loot we’ve stocked, orange, black and spooky galore!

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Check out our festive paper straws in black and orange dots and stripes, they’re perfect for Halloween cocktails (Bloody Mary anyone?!). Our Zombie Virus coasters add the perfect amount of morbid fun to any spooky shindig and why not send your guests off with a personalized thank you note written on our gold skull and cross bones card?

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Black and orange ‘Divine Twine’ is perfect for tying loot bags and the ‘Something Wicked’ paper garland is a great touch for the snack table. Our green and black Halloween themed tape is a decoration staple, just like our neon green Witchy straws.masksFinally, you can’t have a Halloween party without some dress up! These detailed paper masks make great additions to all sorts of costumes and are great to have on hand for stubborn guests who come to the party as ‘themselves’…

Stop by the store to see our full stock of spooky Halloween goodies and your festive party is sure to be a hit!

 

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Captivating Glances

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Ato Seitu is a compelling artist whose work draws you in and commands your attention. Ato, born in Kingston Jamaica, has been living in Canada since 1963 and creating his captivating images for over 30 years. Mostly using pen, pencil and acrylic, Ato frequently incorporates our Chiyogami paper in his work.

Below is just a sampling of his distinct work and his website atoseitu.com is a must visit.

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Nick

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Go Back to School in Style

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Well, it’s that time of year again! Whether you’re a kid or a grown up, back to school shopping always promises to be lots of fun. Luckily, we’ve got a wide selection of cute and practical school supplies for  young and old that will make learning much more fun!

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For the kiddos, we have a large selection of fun and functional notebooks, novelty pencils and pens, and of course a pouch to hold them in! Aren’t those squirrel page markers insanely cute?

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And for the older students, we have some more practical back to school supplies…because a new Iphone case is totally necessary for heading back to class in style right? As well, our infamous Le Pens and fancy notebooks are sure to make your note taking career a bit more cheerful!

Stop in and take a look, but be quick. Summer is almost over!

- Emily

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Washi Tape Walls

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

If anyone knows me they know, I love using Washi Tape.  It’s easy to get creative when you are using something with endless potential.  After 4 years of living in my small apartment with my boyfriend it feels like it’s time for a bit of change.  I was getting a little bored of the piece that hung above our bed and  wanted to add a little something extra to our plain old boring walls.  We rent and my boyfriend doesn’t really like the idea of painting the walls to add a bit of colour to the room.

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Our apartment has a lot of blues, greys, and red so I wanted to add something in the same colour family.  Using Washi Tape, I created a geometrical mountain pattern.  I first cut out pieces of kraft in the sizes that I wanted so I could map out where exactly I was going to tape off.  I made outlines on the wall around my kraft pieces and then discarded them.  I found it easiest to know exactly where I was going to tape off with the outlines.  Once I had my mountains in place I just filled in the space.

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I made each stripe the width of two pieces of tape and measured the spaces in between each one to make sure they’re look uniform.  After I had everything taped off I cut off the excess making clean straight lines.

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It took an afternoon to create and looks great!  Now get out there and make something new with some Washi Tape!

Jax

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