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Looking for heavyweight grid paper.

Paper Nerds Assemble! I'm looking for heavyweight paper (~100lbs / 150gsm or thicker), either bound or looseleaf, with a smooth finish... that has light grid lines (square or isometric) or a dot grid. [more inside]
posted by D.Billy on Jul 12, 2014 - 3 answers

What kind of painting/mixed media support am I looking for?

I want to combine the perfect smoothness of parchment with the thickness of 140lb watercolor paper, so that I can use watercolors as well as undiluted acrylic paint in the same piece without the support becoming warped. [more inside]
posted by macinchik on May 31, 2014 - 8 answers

Caring for steam-damaged art

A steam radiator valve fail on a cold day flooded my apartment with a hot steam cloud, and a couple pieces of framed art - photo prints on 200lb/300gsm paper - bathed in it enough to be showing some buckles as it dried out. The pictures are behind glass, and there's still a tiny bit of condensation back there with them. Any tips on caring for / restoring this steamed art?
posted by Haere on Jan 28, 2014 - 3 answers

Ink on Paper Drawings — What Materials to Use?

I'm a doodler that likes to make abstract drawings. I'm interested in actually spending some time "doodling with purpose" with an eye toward making something(s), eventually, that might be worth hanging, framed on my wall. I primarily do black ink on white paper. What kind of ink/pens should I be using? What kind of paper?
posted by papercake on Jan 9, 2014 - 15 answers

Translation help - Text on what I believe is Chinese art

Just picked up some cool paper cuts. And was wondering if metafilter can help me translate them. I believe they are Chinese but honestly I am not sure. Two images are below: Paper Cut One Paper Cut Two Let me know if you have any trouble with the images. And thanks again Metafilter!
posted by WickedPissah on Mar 4, 2013 - 6 answers

Interestingly-made books with unusual paper?

What books that are printed with unusual techniques, using unusual paper, do you recommend looking at? [more inside]
posted by mortaddams on Nov 15, 2012 - 11 answers

Sketchy on the Details

My sibling is getting really into sketching/pencil drawing. My other sibling and I want to get her some good art supplies for Christmas; a nice leather refillable sketchbook, a pencil set, and some paper. The problem is that neither of us knows the first thing about art and drawing paper. What's the best kind of paper to use for pencil/charcoal drawings, and where is a good place to order some online?
posted by Scattercat on Oct 26, 2012 - 17 answers

Occupy Muldoon's!

What kind of art project(s) could I create with old paperback edition of Muldoon's Handling a Criminal Case in New York (that I'm willing to take apart)? [more inside]
posted by 168 on Sep 14, 2012 - 6 answers

Mixed Media Art 101

I think I have fallen in love with mixed media arts and crafts! Help me do more of this! [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on Jul 25, 2012 - 14 answers

sealant for letterpressed coasters

I'm making some paperboard coasters, but I'd like to seal them so that they won't pick up coffee rings. What sealant would be best? [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on Mar 7, 2012 - 12 answers

Traditional Print and Paper Visit in Japan?

I am a printmaker, but I have also been trained in bookbinding and papermaking, including some Japanese papermaking. We are going to Japan in late March/early April, and I would love to visit a printmaking/papermaking studio. [more inside]
posted by emilyclaire on Jan 15, 2012 - 7 answers

I need to make some things.

I want to make some stuff, some art in Atlanta. Where can I go? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Sep 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Can I restore this stencil?

I was given an antique framed piece of intricately cut brown paper, which I am told was used as a stencil, perhaps on fabric. The paper has dark and light stains on it. The dark stains look to be moisture damage, and the light stains appear to be powdery. Is there anything I can do myself to restore it? [more inside]
posted by emilyd22222 on Dec 24, 2010 - 7 answers

The whitest sketching paper

I am looking for the whitest sketching paper available. I don't know how whiteness is measured, some say bright white some pure white, and it is hard to compare online, so I am seeking your hand on experience. [more inside]
posted by convex on Nov 29, 2010 - 7 answers

Paper Cut

Any tips on starting some intricate paper cuts? [more inside]
posted by AutoPilot83 on Oct 17, 2010 - 11 answers

Old Subway Posters: Too Gross to Handle?

Microbe/CreepinessFilter: What gross/dangerous things live on the underside of old subway-platform posters? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Jul 1, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I determine the archival quality of specific paper?

Where would I look to find out the relative archival quality of a certain kind of paper? [more inside]
posted by nímwunnan on Feb 9, 2010 - 1 answer

Red Fuji southern wind clear morning... on my wall

I need suggestions as to how I can most easily and inexpensively get the full-size version of this arresting image reproduced at large size and on high-quality art paper. [more inside]
posted by killdevil on May 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Who are the best feature writers out there?

Who are the best magazine and newspaper feature writers, past and present? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 8, 2009 - 20 answers

Funky origami advice?

Hi all, I have recently become obsessed with origami, and I love the funkier side of the craft. Bright colors, geometric patterns, modular pieces. I have the basic folds down, but now I want to make and learn about really cool stuff. Do any of you have suggestions about the most interesting origami papers, websites, discussion groups, patterns, etc.? Or any other origami advice?
posted by tnygard on Feb 21, 2009 - 11 answers

Vintage Illustrations

I am trying to find vintage/retro images from old childrens' books and other sources for my wedding invitations and save the date cards. Specifically I am interested in bunnies, deer or anything wilderness related and children with butterfly nets. [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith on Feb 10, 2009 - 18 answers

What is the difference between card stock and construction paper?

What is the difference between card stock and construction paper? Any web searches reveal that they're of similar weight/size and are used in standard art projects, but being from non-US, they're not specific enough for me to understand what it is. Where I live, it's all "cardboard" to us =\ . [more inside]
posted by kreestar on Feb 5, 2009 - 17 answers

Can you help me find photographers with projects that are evocative for my research paper?

I am writing a paper on photographic representations of the city or urban spaces, in particular photography that attempts to 'capture' the ubiquitous "non-places" as described by Marc Augé. But I am having trouble finding photographers that seem to fit! Can you help? [more inside]
posted by valmonster on Dec 4, 2008 - 13 answers

Identify these maps

What are the countries, provinces or states shown in this image? [more inside]
posted by bru on Oct 18, 2008 - 12 answers

Hand stitiching on paper

Looking for sites with embroidery on paper patterns. [more inside]
posted by levijk on May 2, 2008 - 2 answers

Mystery Girl

Who did the original of this iconic girl? [more inside]
posted by bru on Sep 16, 2007 - 7 answers

mounting paper to wood

What is the best way to mount paper to wood? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Aug 16, 2007 - 12 answers

Printing custom playing cards

I want to print some custom playing cards. I want them to be playable, and I want to not go broke. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Apr 22, 2005 - 7 answers

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