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Eclectic Paperie. Hi Everyone!

Eclectic Paperie

Starla here! I'm so excited that Kim asked me to be a guest DT on the eP blog this month!! Life has severely limited my crafting mojo for several months now and I will admit that I was a bit apprehensive about coming up with a project worthy of the eP standard!! I decided that stressing was not the best way to get back into the creative groove.

Instead, I got out some very neglected "toys" and spent the day making a glorious mess and having fun exploring creativity!! I decided to pull out my 6x6 Gelli Plate, some TCW stencils and Claudine'swonderful paints. Close up of the raised paste Decided to use some of the extra paint on my mat to stencil another background Just a FEW of the prints that I made!! After a few hours of messy fun, I finally decided that maybe I should actually use one of the backgrounds to make a finished project. Basic details: Card base is cut to 5.5 x 5.5". Highlighting interesting projects involving paper. Quilled Paper Alphabet by Dan Hoopert 19 year old Uk-based graphic designer Dan Hoopert has crafted an intricate 3D alphabet series out of swirled quilled tendrils of paper as a personal project.

highlighting interesting projects involving paper.

The ornate detail in each of the letters is absolutely remarkable! For creation of typography in the realm of paper, this definitely sets itself apart from the rest. One can only imagine the amount of hours it took to produce this piece. Cut it out!! ......canvas tutorial. I love a wall I can read!

Cut it out!! ......canvas tutorial

Take your favorite quotes and put them up on the walls with this easy, inexpensive idea! Supplies: Canvas (found mine at Hobby Lobby in a 2 pack for $7.99) Hand Papermaking Home Page. Bia College Chicago : Residency Program. The Center for Book and Paper Arts currently offers several residency opportunities.

bia College Chicago : Residency Program

Current Residency OfferingsSummer Residency with Anchor Graphics | Click to apply | Deadline March 31, 2014Our Alumni Studio Access Award, a rolling residency program to which all graduates of the Interdisciplinary Arts MFA program may apply Summer Residency The Center for Book and Paper Arts, in collaboration with Anchor Graphics, will provide for one two-week artist residency from July 14 - 25, 2014, intended to provide time, facilities and assistance for specific projects.

The residency includes accommodations and an honorarium. We are seeking emerging and mid-career artists who are experienced book artists and printers. The selected artist(s) MUST be expert at printing on the equipment used (see list of available equipment). Facilities at Anchor Graphics: the shop consists of lithography and etching areas, an acid room, an archives room, an office and a storage room.  Miller & Shellabarger July 2013. Peace Paper Project. Handmade paper on Etsy, a global handmade and vintage marketplace. Texture Lovers. One Lucky Day. Vintage Frame Cards and Labels for Free. We’re now offering spectacular fillable vintage framed labels and cards for free in PDF templates.

Vintage Frame Cards and Labels for Free

Use them for flavor box labeling, invitation cards, wine labels, name cards for tables at your wedding or any other great ideas you can come up with. All sizes available in our WL-450 size, 4.25 x 5.5″, 4 labels per sheet, Some designs also available in our WL-150 size, 4 x 3.33″, 6 labels per sheet Each template is available in Autofill – populate the complete template by hitting your tab button and input individual information into each label cell. Specs: These vintage cards and labels in PDF are cross-platform and application independent. They will work on Mac OSX, Linux, Windows, Solaris and other operating systems. There can be compatibility issues among different PDF Readers. Fonts: If you want to change the font type, size or color, (as well as bold, italics, etc.) select Control +E if you’re using a PC or Apple + E on a Mac. Blue Grey Leaves. Paper pumpkin lanterns {tutorial}

I've been looking for ways to use up the rest of the scraps of Halloween paper from this bat mobile / chandelier project and my trick-or-treat banner.

paper pumpkin lanterns {tutorial}

I found orange string lights at Walmart and came up with the perfect project. Okay, confession time. Handmade business cards. Lined Envelopes by Sew Kate Sew. I blog about making clothes, sewing toys and lots more!

Lined Envelopes by Sew Kate Sew

I fill my creative void by surrounding myself with zippers, spools of thread and stacks of fabric! I'm so happy to be here, thanks for inviting me Kari! I have a big scrap pile and I wanted to use up at least a little of it. So today I'm showing you how I used fabric scraps to line standard invitation envelopes. A plain boring envelope is suddenly exciting! I'm thinking I will line my Christmas card envelopes this year for a little pop of fun.

Let's get started! Fabric version: First, print off your template and cut it out. Now iron the glue side of you heat n' bond to the back of your fabric. Let it cool and peel off the white backing. Pin your template to your fabric and cut it out! Slip your fabric into the envelope with the heat n' bond side down. Use your iron again to adhere the fabric to the inside of the envelope. If you want it to be easier to close, crease your envelope while it is still warm.