Posts Tagged ‘Origami’

Fresh Folds

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

A few years ago, inspired by some simple origami my partner Jeff had been playing around with, my dear friend and photographer Evonne asked him to collaborate on a series of photos. Evonne headed to The Paper Place, collected origami papers that suited the feeling she wanted to capture, and picked up the book ” Folding Techniques for Designers” by Paul Jackson.


Hundreds of pieces of paper and crisp precise folds later ( I watched this all happen from my couch) an array of beautiful geometric models were born.

Evonne shot the pieces close up, in a studio with bright natural lighting. The photos have been made into large scale prints, the images so wonderful, it’s hard to tell if it’s a painting, a photo, or that its even an image of paper. These pieces have been shown at the Trinity Bellwoods Art Crawl and were feature at the 2013 Artists Project.





You can see more of Evonne’s artwork at

Thanks for taking a look!





On the fifth day of December The Paper Place gave to me….. An amazing origami prize pack!!

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Origami Prize Pack from The Paper Place

Click to enter!


Paper Kaleidescope!

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Here’s a really fun paper craft you can try out – besides being mesmerizing by itself, it makes a great alternative to a card! Try it out as a belated Halloween card, a birthday card, a holiday card!

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Here’s how to make it and what you need! paper kaleidescope_01

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Here’s a short animation to demonstrate it’s capabilities in action! (you may have to click the image)


Here are two templates for the Paper Kaleidescope – just save and print!

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Happy Trick-or-Treating!


The Paper Place


Of Mice And Butterflies

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Our latest window instalment is dedicated to the art of Origami. Paper folding with a just a little bit of “cheese”. If you get a chance check them out.

Mice And Cheese.

Mice And Cheese.

Butterflies And Begonias.

Butterflies And Begonias.




Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

scrap bag sale

It is that time of year again, The Paper Place is giving you the opportunity to dig right in to our beautiful paper off-cuts. Come and purchase one of two bag sizes and fill it up!  As long as we can close the bag, the scraps inside are yours to keep. With beautiful papers such as Chiyogami, Katazome, Japanese tissues and decoratives, you’ll be sure to find something you love. The sale runs from 9am – 12 pm on Sunday, March 3rd before our regularly scheduled store hours, at 887 Queen Street West.

Such a fun sale generates a lot of foot traffic, so bear in mind that things can get very busy around the bins. Arrive early to assure you have enough time to collect neat supplies for your art and scrap-booking needs.