Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Creating With Paper

On our Crafted Spaces Radio we have been looking at "Paper as a Design and Craft Medium." Over the pass few weeks we have been looking at working with paper from different perspectives. We also posted a paper craft project and have had the honour of talking with guests on the topic.

Stacy Altiery, InkSpot Workshop

Last Wednesday, August 24th, we were happy to speak with guest Stacy Altiery, Graphic Designer and Owner of InkSpot Workshop and Fire Hydrant Press. Stacy launched her company in April 2008 and works from her home based workshop in Atlanta, Georgia. She specializes in a full selection of personalized "paper goodies." Her fun, bright, and modern note cards, invitations, stationery and other unique gift items are available off of her website. Stacy shares with us her creative venture and love for creating unique paper products. Listen to our interview with Stacy on our episode titled "Designing with Paper."

Lizz Aston, Fibre Artist

On Wednesday, August 31st, we have two guest joining us; Lizz Aston and Nadia Tan. These creative ladies are both based in Toronto, Ontario. Lizz is a Fibre Artist and Nadia is a Film Editor, Visual Artist and Designer. On our episode titled "Artful Paper Creations," we discuss why these ladies have chosen paper has an art medium and further explore their work.

Nadia Tan, Film Editor and Maker

You are invited to listen to our segment by visiting our show achieve at; www.blogtalkradio.com/craftedspaces. We will also like to thank Freedom Clothing Collective for their support in this segment.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Under Wraps

This is a fun project and is easy and quick to do. I love reusing and repurposing things as a tiny way of supporting a healthier environment. I therefore repurpose glass jars; such as pasta sauce jars and jelly jars, to hold various items in my studio.

Today on our Crafted Spaces Radio we presented this DIY project, as part of our segment on the use of paper as a creative medium. The project uses a beautiful Japanese tissue paper (larger jar), purchases from The Paper Place, Toronto and a small sample piece of scrapbook paper (smaller jar). The tissue paper is quite light and therefore some care is needed when gluing to the jar.

Listen to the show and follow along as you work on your project:

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Materials Needed:
Glass Jar(s)
Japanese Tissue Paper or Other Decorative Paper
Glue (Mod Podge)
Measuring Tape
Twine or Ribbon (optional)
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Stick (to attach cord or ribbon)


1) Clean jar(s) to remove any grease or other residue
2) Measure the circumference and height of the jar(s)
3) Cut your paper to the desired size

4) Using brush, apply glue to your jar and place one end of paper in place

5) Continue applying glue to the surface of your jar and move around the jar removing air bubbles with your fingers
6) Apply glue to the top and base of your jar gently pressing with your fingers

7) Cut off excess paper on the ends as needed

8) Let your project dry (based on instructions on your glue)

9) You can further embellish with twine or ribbon or as desired

Enjoy your new container!

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