Category Archives: handmade paper

How-To: Simple Folded Journals

There are good online tutorials on fancy precise folded journals, with hard covers at each end and measured numbers. I can do THAT… BUT it takes a long time to be precise, and the journal becomes quite precious! I want … Continue reading

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Gratitude Journal: Back to Studio Work!

 It is good to be back in my finish studio working on paying conservation projects. I have a NPS project due this month. Historic Mason Monterey paper and iron “chandeliers” for the Chateau need to be reproduced.  The original historic … Continue reading

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Mix-It Monthly, Pia Rom’s Challenge

Pia Rom is doing a Challenge called Mix-It Monthly. Nice that it is a once a month challenge, so don’t be afraid to commit! This month is was all about Maps! I am showing Laguna Heart, a paper heart I … Continue reading

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T is for Texture: A-to-Z Challenge

Where would we be without texture? Click on the details and look at the texture, not the color.          I am now agreeing to the  Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International License, which you can learn more about by visiting the … Continue reading

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R is for Repurposing: A-to-A Challenge

I stumbled on this and after starting, thought, why not do it as a mini class?  A friend sent me a fridge magnet, and while I was popping it onto our fridge, I realized we had a couple of old … Continue reading

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