Posts Tagged ‘nepalese paper’

Custom Cake Topper!

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

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This little couple will be sitting pretty atop of a yummy wedding cake!  With just a few bits, you can make a one-of-a-kind keepsake for your big day.  Just choose a few papers to match your wedding day wardrobes and get creative!  Add hairdos and distinguishing features like eye-glasses to make a mini version of  the bride and groom… you could even make one of your pets!  Wooden banner cut-outs make it easy to add some festive decoration.  You can embellish the wood flags with paper pieces to make a bunting in your party colours, a banner of a wedding day greeting or the names of the couple.  What a fun way to add to a special day!  Wooden shapes, papers, twine and glue are all available in store at The Paper Place!  Get crafty!

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On the 11th Day of December The Paper Place gave to me…. A selection of our Handmade Nepalese Garlands!!

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

A selection of our wildly popular handmade Nepalese paper garlands including butterflies, birds, nautical, forest and a variety of fun shapes. Excellent for decorating kid’s rooms or for parties!

Click here to be taken to the contest entry page!!

 

 

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My First Bookmaking Project

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

This week, with the help and advice of my coworkers, I embarked on my first bookmaking project. I started with a basic design around using Chicago screws and I wanted to share some progress images. After this experience I think the process is the special part of the book, even though the finished result is very pretty (if I do say so myself).

Pieces of eska board cut for the cover

Pieces of eska board for the cover, this will be like the skeleton of the book.

Putting rice paste onto the eska board

Putting rice paste onto the eska board to attach the cover paper

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Monster Make – Creating Board Games on Nepalese Paper!!

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

We love seeing all the creative things that people do with our paper – this one is very unique!! Stephen, our very own web designer, has recently starting a company called Monster Make designing and producing handmade board games. When it came to printing his Potions game he wanted an old world feel to go with the look and theme and choose our lovely Nepalese Lotka paper. The game board was printed and then backed onto canvas. The results are beautiful!




Stephen also used some decorative Nepalese papers to back his handmade game boards and decorate his elf doors.




Check out his website for more of his games or you can visit him in person this weekend at Fan Expo!

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Nepalese Lokta Paper

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

I adore Nepalese paper.  With so many patterns and varieties to choose from, the creative options are endless.  We recently brought in some new patterns to the store (large flower, blobs and pois) which inspired me to share a bit of info on how it’s made and where it comes from…

 

Large flower and Kongpo Prints

Large flower and Kongpo Prints

Nepali ‘Lokta’ paper is completely handmade from the inner bark of the lokta bush which grows at altitude of 6500 feet to 9500 feet in the foothills of rural Nepal.  Lokta fibers are long, which makes for a very strong and durable paper.  An ideal paper for bookbinding and other paper crafts where strength and flexiblity are an asset.  It’s soft but rustic in appearance, strong and textured.

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In addition to Lokta paper’s beauty… Lokta is a renewable resource!  The lokta bush can regenerate to maturity within six years.  So not only is it pretty, Nepali paper is eco-smart too!  All of our Nepalese papers are manufactured using paper production methods that are environmentally conscious and that reduce waste and ecological impact as much as possible.  Paper production is an integral part of the economy of rural Nepal, and is made possible by access to raw materials and local skilled labour.  Paper makers are treated fairly, valued and respected, given health care and fair work policies.  Take a peek at this video of day to day production at the Nepali paper factory.

 

A variety of Nepalese handmade journals

A variety of Nepalese handmade journals

 

In addition to flat sheets, we also carry beautiful journals and albums made from beautiful Nepalese lokta papers.  They are available in many wonderful patterns and prints and the handmade craftsmanship is amazing!

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