Posts Tagged ‘artwork’

M I N D F U L

Monday, June 18th, 2012

If you get a chance, check out the work of artist Linda Ruscio McIntosh. She is a real supporter of our store and of Japanese paper. Her show at McKay Art Centre in Unionville features a series of collages depicting various yoga poses. The works incorporate many of the lovely papers and tissues that we sell at the store. I love Linda and her work. Check it out!

 

 

Nick

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Put the sun to work!

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

We have been getting non-stop sun in Toronto!  I thought there was no better time than now to give Sunography – solar powered photography a try.  These light sensitive watercolour papers just need sun, water, and a bit of creativity to become photos, notes or works of art.

It only takes a few minutes of exposure on a sunny day.  Lay down some objects like paper cut outs, flowers, toys or photo negatives on the paper and let the sun do it’s work!   Then rinse the paper in cold water  to reveal your rich indigo coloured print. Afterwards, the thick watercolour paper is strong enough to be embellished with paint and other drawing mediums. It is so much fun to experiment and see what comes out!

Sunography kit comes with six sheets (both sides can be exposed) 5X7″ in size.

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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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