The Two Sides campaign is now 10 years old. During those ten years, Two Sides has led the way in promoting the environmental value of print and paper, producing a wide range of print and digital resources for its members, giving the information and materials to dispel the many myths surrounding the use of paper in communications and packaging, helping their businesses to thrive.
This holiday season, we set out to create a Christmas Village with our new Glitter Cardstock, and teamed up with Ana from Babble Dabble Do to make it happen! Ana is a former architect and furniture designer, who now runs a website devoted to creating craft and STEAM projects that are fun for the whole family, and encourage creativity and curiosity in children!
Crafting, while fun and rewarding, can be lots of work. There the act of putting together a piece itself – but when you sell these crafts there is lots more work to be done! From marketing your crafts to keeping track of orders, to shipping – there are plenty of skills to be learned. We decided to speak with Angelica of Paper Blitz to learn about how she goes about the craft packaging process – and share her tips for success with the rest of the crafting community!
Embroidery is the art of embellishing fabric by using a needle and thread. There are lots of techniques including cross-stitching, outline embroidery, patchwork, and more! The art has been practiced for thousands of years and remains popular today. Read on for a brief history of the ancient art!
In this series of the Art of Paper Design, we interviewed Naomi J Kendall – a Somerset, England based paper artist who creates geometric artworks by folding and weaving thin pieces of paper together. Read on to learn more about Naomi and her artistic process!
Our latest interview features Samantha of Crafted Avec Amour. Samantha is a hobby crafter and stay-at-home mom who began paper crafting two years ago after creating paper flowers for her baby shower. With encouragement from her family, she tremendously improved her skills and turned this interest into an everyday hobby, creating colorful décor for her family members – tailored to all occasions. Read on for more DIY projects, crafting resources and inspiration from Samantha.
In this series of the Art of Paper Design, we interviewed Sarah Suplina. A full time middle school art teacher and professional paper artist — Sarah create small collages that are typically inspired by nature and the seasons. The collages, which she likes to call “snippets” are created by using pieces of painted paper, that are layered together to create lifelike shapes and textures.
Read on to learn more about Sarah and her amazing work!
With the rollercoaster years of 2020 and 2021, this year, 2022, the trends cover a range of emotions, but most come back to the notions of personal well-being, individualism and being “extra” with everything you do. There are too many trends to cover in this blog, so we will share just a few of the ones we found to be interesting.
In this edition of Art of Paper Design, we interviewed Connecticut-based fine artist, Amy Genser. Having begun her paper-art journey over 20 years ago, Amy creates captivating artwork that has been commissioned in residences, businesses, and institutions across the country. Her work is constructed by layering, rolling, and cutting paper – combining it with various other materials to create large expansive pieces inspired by the environment around her.