December 6, 2013 (2 days ago) - by Elissa
Studio Place Arts just came out with a lovely video about their current holiday show.
Not only do I have work in the show, but yours truly (in the very curly hair), can be seen yakking it up in the video at around 2:25.
November 29, 2013 (2 weeks ago) - by Elissa
I don’t know about you, but I’m a total Black Friday shopper. In fact, I’m just waiting for my coffee so I can get myself out the door for a new label maker. Mine died. So sad.
That said, there are some great online sales that may be of interest to you bookbinders out there (as if we need a reason to buy more supplies):
If you’re not familiar with the The Paper Place (great origami giveaway, anyone?), they boast a selection of over 1,200 papers. They’re pretty much the online mecca of Japanese paper and their selection is simply to die for. From now through 12/1/13, these wonderful folks are offering 15% off their entire online store. Use code MAKERFRIDAY at checkout to get the discount.
Paper Mojo is one of my favorite paper sources – they have a great selection and the prices are reasonable. From now until 12:00 midnight EST on Friday, November 29th, Paper Mojo is having a 20% off sale on everything in their shop. In addition, all orders over $75.00 receive free ground shipping. No code is needed – the savings will show up in your shopping cart.
Cloth Paper Scissors is offering 50% storewide from now until Tuesday, December 3rd until 11:59 p.m. Mountain time. This sale includes books, DVDs, art lessons, and magazines. No need for a code – just go directly to their website and shop!
As I’ve mentioned many times before, I learned how to make books while working at Paper Source during my grad school days. I have lots of love for this store and what’s not to love about free shipping on online orders over $75.00? Use code FALL75 at checkout to get the discount.
Kate’s Paperie is offering 30% off all regular priced items purchased online. Yes, everything. There’s no code to worry about – the discount will show up at checkout on your entire order. This deal will run from 12:01 a.m. EST on 11/29/13 through 12/1/13 (11:59 p.m. EST).
November 22, 2013 (3 weeks ago) - by Elissa
You know when you get to the bottom of a jar of PVA and the glue is all super-thick and gooey?
At this point I have one of two choices, add fresh PVA to it or add methyl-cellulose to it to loosen it up.
Wait, did I say I had two choices? I have three choices. The third choice is to keep the goo around.
The über glue is great for those times when you need extra sticky glue – like when you have a really teeny turn in or if you have a glossy paper that won’t comply.
Do what I do and go get yourself another jar – keep the fabulously fresh PVA in one jar and the super-tacky PVA in the other.
You’ll be glad you did!