Posts Tagged ‘Art’

5th Annual March Break Kids Collage Challenge!

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

collage challenge

 

It’s back!

The kiddies are out of school with idle hands, keep them busy with the 5th Annual March Break Kids Collage Challenge!  Challenge their creativity to use the materials they have to make something awesome!

REGISTER IN STORE BETWEEN

SAT MARCH 8 – SUN MARCH 16

TO RECEIVE YOUR FREE COLLAGE PACK

 

RETURN YOUR COMPLETED COLLAGE BY

SUN MARCH 23 TO SEE YOUR WORK DISPLAYED IN THE PAPER PLACE WINDOW! 

12 AND UNDER – ONE PER CHILD

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Featured Artist: Mary Karavos

Friday, February 21st, 2014

I had the opportunity to meet Mary Karavos back in December at The One Of A Kind Craft and Art Show in Toronto. Mary is a paper collage artist from Guelph, Ontario who uses many of the Japanese and Nepalese papers we carry at The Paper Place in her artwork.

Mary Karavos Art

“Life Awaits” Mary Karavos

 

Mary’s work is incredibly detailed and thought out. She has an amazing eye for layering and arranging the papers in a way that almost makes the images come to life. It’s hard to imagine that everything is made from paper. My favourites are her abstract pieces. The layering and colours in each piece is amazing and very inspiring to me.

"Parallel Elements" Mary Karavos

“Parallel Elements” Mary Karavos

Please visit karavosart.com to discover more of Mary’s beautiful art.

We have everything you need to get a start with collage. Japanese papers , adhesives and brushes. Come on in and check it out.

Cheers,

-Leah

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Watercolour Batik on Japanese Paper

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

At The Paper Place we LOVE seeing what our customers do with paper!  Linda Virio shared with us her beautiful watercolour paintings done on Japanese fibre tissue ‘Ginwashi‘.

Red Tulips

Linda uses a batik painting technique on Japanese paper.  Wax is applied as a resist to certain areas before the watercolour paint is added.  In the final step of the process the wax is ironed off and all of the beautiful vibrant colours are left behind.

Just Beautiful!

You can see more of Linda’s artwork at lindavirio.com

SqS Coral Poppies

Purple Iris

Red Daylily

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Suzuki House

Monday, March 18th, 2013

As a new member of The Paper Place team I have to admit it is at all at once inspiring and a little teensy bit overwhelming (in a super awesome way!!) to be surrounded by the multitude of supplies and the rich creative atmosphere.

In order to learn more about the qualities of the materials we sell I am making sure I pick up a little bit of this and a dab of that to take home and play with.  The first thing I brought home to explore was none other than the “Suzuki Square” which is a nifty little square (9.5 x9.5”) of hand made natural Kozo Paper. What drew me to it was it’s light and delicate appearance, it’s soft texture and the way it reflects light.

SuzukiHouse

Once in my studio I decided that I wasn’t ready to draw on it at all and instead I cut up one single square into pieces that I then sewed into a tiny little house.  This was a very satisfying project to complete and a pleasant reminder that being experimental is a good thing.

Perhaps you might like to come in and try something new too, I highly recommend the Suzuki Square.

- Alison

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March Workshops!

Monday, March 4th, 2013

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