Archive for the ‘Shout Outs’ Category

Our Paper Featured in Canadian Living!

Friday, November 18th, 2011

In the December issue of Canadian Living, the talented Corinna vanGerwen used many items from our store to create gorgeous packages from a plain kraft box.  We are lucky enough to be hosting two workshops in our upcoming holiday schedule taught by Corinna.  Stay tuned – you won’t be disappointed!

Click on images for a larger view!

Items available in store at The Paper Place: Indian metallic striped paper

Items available in store at The Paper Place: Kingin Orange paper (please note the article gives The Japanese Paper Place as a resource for some products. The Japanese Paper Place is wholesale company that does not sell to the public but the products featured can be found at our store), Washi tape, Shipping Tags, Handmade Nepalese Batik Pois paper.

Items available in store at The Paper Place: Candyflake glitter paper, Chiyogami 839 (online as well), Gira Pearl Pink paperweight, Washi tape


Whimsical Washi and Curious Creatures! Alea Drain at Gallery 129

Monday, November 14th, 2011

It is always a wonderful surprise to discover the intuitive ways in which Japanese washi paper can be manipulated, presented, and experienced. What a delight it was to come into The Paper Place last Monday morning to find an invitation to artist Alea Drain’s upcoming exhibition on our staff message board. Drain, whose most recent body of work will be given a well-deserved reception at Gallery 129 on December 1, 7-10 pm, interacts with washi paper in a way that is both idiosyncratic and produces whimsical images.

Employing the downward puncturing motion of a sewing machine, Drain excises her delicate drawings in a gesture interestingly opposite to the additive technique of traditional drawing. The outcome, bundles of curved white tendrils, are made visible by backlights built into the artist’s self-constructed shadow boxes. Her uncanny yet charming creatures all but crawl off the washi paper, tempting even the most obstinate art lover to entertain their childhood daydreams once more.

Visit Alea Drain’s exhibit, Threaded Lightly, at Gallery 129 between November 30-December 22 to begin to get to know the intriguing qualities of Japanese washi paper! Perhaps Drain might inspire you to recombine your own skills with washi paper, producing innovative visual material yourself!

To see her past art work, including evocative pieces executed with ink, acrylic wash, and Letraset on paper, see her personal website.


Shout Out: Lindsay Zier-Vogel – Some Teaser Pics from our recent Embroidered Book Workshop!

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

On October 19th we hosted an Embroidered Hard Cover Book Workshop here at the store taught by the lovely & talented Lindsay Zier-Vogel.  Lindsay has posted a couple teaser pics on her website – take a peek.  And while you are there, check out some more of Lindsay’s inspiring work such as The Love Lettering Project.


Shout Out – More blog lovin’ from Geninne’s Art Blog!!

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

I was delighted to come across this lovely post about the store from Geninne’s Art Blog.  On a recent trip to Toronto she visited the store and took some beautiful photos!

Geninne describes herself as a very curious stay at home mom, living with her husband, two boys and a cute border collie named Turbo.  She is also the uber-talented artist behind the beautiful Avian Friends ‘Thank You’ cards we carry here at the store!  Check out her blog or her etsy site or shop for more eye-candy!


Shout Out – Some Blog Love from Paper Runway!

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

We told you about the amazing new magazine Paper Runway a few weeks ago.  We were delighted to be able to donate a gift certificate to their contest celebrating their launch.  They recently directed a little blog love our way.  Do yourself a favour and check out the most recent issue!!