Posts Tagged ‘patterns’

I seem to have become a…

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

paper hoarder header

Since starting my position at The Paper Place, I seem to have become a paper hoarder. Paper sneaks its way into my craft drawer with no definite plan of action, other than to look pretty. This is fine by me though, it’s nice to have a stash for whenever inspiration strikes.

I recently decided I could no longer take the brutally boring beige walls of my new apartment, put homework on hold and made some verrrryy simple wall art. The paper I used for this project is called Rhombus and it’s a bold handmade Nepalese paper (we just received some new custom colours of these papers that you should definitely check out!). I had some different sizes of wood canvases hanging around just begging to be put to use so I covered them in the rhombus pattern to arrange on the wall with the clock that was already hanging. To adhere the paper to the wood I used rice paste. I learned the hard way that the dye on the Nepalese papers may bleed slightly with wet mediums, so be cautious of how much rice paste you use- a small amount will do the trick!

wall art 2

I also finally had a chance to hang up the adorable Cavallini paper I had bought a few months ago to add some much needed colour. I used a mint green polka dot tape to stick it to the wall to avoid any damage to the paint.

mushroom paper

I still have quite a few sheets of paper to find a good project for. This sheet of Chiyogami will be my next paper venture although I’m not positive what it will transform into just yet. This particular pattern of Chiyo has just recently been discontinued despite it’s undeniable cuteness. We have quarter sheets available for $3.00 so grab it before it’s gone!


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New Chiyogami!

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

We just added 17 new Chiyogami patterns to our online shop! Click below to check them out:


Just Arrived – New Papers and Albums

Friday, May 14th, 2010

This past week has felt like the holiday season here at The Paper Place.  A record 68 large boxes arrived in one day!!!  We have been busy unpacking new papers from Nepal and India which will satisfy all those on the hunt for damask and tapestry patterned papers!  Also, new albums from Rag & Bone Bindery.

Four new patterns of paper from Nepal complete our already extensive collection.

Nepalese Paper Ladders

Nepalese Paper Ladders

Our new papers from India are 100% recycled cotton.  The lovely flocked and embossed patterns are so vibrant!

Indian Paper Ladders

Indian Paper Ladders

From Rag & Bone Bindery, new photo albums.  They have been extremely popular since they arrived last week.

Photo Albums from Rag & Bone Bindery

Photo Albums from Rag & Bone Bindery

And we are off to New York City for the Stationery Show to find lots of exciting new products!!!


New Chiyogami Patterns!

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Exciting news! We have recently received 14 new Chiyogami patterns, 790–803. You can view them on our online shop in the Chiyogami section. Enjoy the variety of new geometric and floral designs! Here’s a sneak peek!