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
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posted by D.Billy
on Jul 12, 2014 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Microbe/CreepinessFilter: What gross/dangerous things live on the underside of old subway-platform posters? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2
on Jul 1, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 =\
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posted by kreestar
on Feb 5, 2009 -
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 -
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 -