What a huge category this could become! As I not only use paper as the material on which to create art, as will the others who will be listed here, I have also always wanted to make paper. Quality handmade paper has not been easy to find, so it will be included here.
This could get complicated, but for now, it will be handmade paper, envelopes, handmade cards, plus unique and beautiful ways of using paper.
Danica Butler is hand calligraphing in Dallas, Texas. This is an art which takes time, patience, and presion to learn. So I am not surprised that she is an artist as well! If you have an event coming up, or a holiday to celebrate, I hope you request her skills by using this link to her store: BPCalligraphy
Juliet Drake Hossain is an artist in Voorhees Township, New Jersey. She also incorporates other techniques into her pieces by folding paper in the beautiful way that you see below. I hope you use this link to visit her store: JulietsBalconyStore
Or this link to her website: julietsbalcony.com
Linda Gomeau is creating with real pressed flowers in Augusta, Maine. She has a variety of paper based items for you to choose from by using this link to her store: MyHumbleJumble
MaryLou Holvenstot is folding paper of all colors in Clyde, North Carolina. Take a step outside of ordinary and use some of her colorful envelopes! To see more, please use this link to her store:
Kristin Dugas is creating with paper in Lafayette, Louisiana. Make your next event special with handmade paper goods. To see more, please use this link to her store: KDugasCrafts
Jeanne Heywood is hand crafting amazing puzzle boxes in Corvallis, Oregon. I love boxes of all kinds and all materials, and these handmade paper boxes just blew me away. If you look close, you will see that this is actually a set of seven little boxes! I hope you visit her store to see all of her designs and get one for yourself or your next gift for someone special. You can get there with this link: SageLeafDesigns
Meg is creating with her handmade papers in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Make your next project unique with handmade papers! To see more, please use this link to her store: calyrew
Kerri R. Klein is repurposing paper and fiber in Concord, California. I am always happy to see artists who are "upcycling" materials! Handmade paper and paper beads is one of those arts I would like to try myself. Meanwhile, I hope you will use this link to her store to see all of her cool items:
Lucy Tash is hand making paper in Chicago, Illinois. Add something special to your next project by using handmade paper! To see more of her papers, please use this link to her store: HumbleandStone
Gayle Fitzpatrick is hand making paper in Ogunquit, Maine. Handmade paper will give your next project that little something extra special! To see her other papers, please use this link to her store:
Joana Toro hand makes lovely paper in New York, New York. If you'd like to use hand crafted paper for your next project, then use this link to her store: EcologicaAfrodita
Or this link to her website: joanatoro.com
Kelsey Elise Pike is hand making sustainable paper items in Kansas City, Missouri. You can read more about her and her process by using this link to her Etsy store: KelseyPike
Or by using this link to her website: sustainablepapercraft.com
Ruth Moskell make handmade paper in Brooklyn, New York. I believe the Peter Piper in her crew is her favorite pet! She has a lovely range of colors for you to select from by using this link to her Etsy store: peterpiperpicks
Georgiana is creating with paper in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. Have you ever heard of quilling? It has a history that goes all the way back to the Renaissance and trimmings from the edges of gilded book pages. This link will take you to her store to see more: GeorgianaArtAndStyle
Chrystal Schilling makes beautiful handmade papers for you in Dallas, Texas. Make your next project special by using handmade paper! To see more, please use this link to her store: craftstudiopaper
Esther Steele hand makes paper and binds handmade books in Winston, Georgia. Handmade paper has a special texture and feel to it. It has a mindfulness to it when you use something someone made by hand. I hope you use this link to see what she has made for you: DoodleBugCreations24
Colleen McLaughlin creates handmade paper in Burlington, Vermont. She has wonderful colors for your next project. Check out her store by using this link: itselemental
Pam Granger Gale loves making handmade paper in Ashville, North Carolina. If you have never made something with handmade paper, this is a great opportunity to experience the difference. You can learn more about Pam and her process by using this link to her Etsy store: papermajik
Ruth Moskell hand makes these beautiful papers in Brooklyn, New York. She also has a talent for Tie Dye. But you will have to visit her store using this link to see! peterpiperpicks
Kathy Gurwell hand makes her beautiful paper in Houston, Texas. She has written about her process and background for you in her About page of her Etsy store. I hope you use this link to read about her and purchase some of her lovely paper or these awesome envelopes: KGpapers
June Corst hand makes her paper and her art in North Vancouver, Canada. I chose this beautiful bowl to show you, but you can see all of the other items she makes, such as note cards from her handmade paper, but using this link: ThresholdPaperArt
Meredith hand makes her lovely paper and paper products in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Wouldn't your invitations or business cards look so cool on paper like this?
Martha hand makes her wonders in Saratoga Springs, New York. Some of her handmade paper products come with a surprise in them!
My first entry was one of the first sources of handmade paper that I found when I first began searching for it. I am very glad to see that R Lawton out of Columbus, Ohio, has continued to make his handmade paper and journals!
I hope that Gerisue Heathman of Anotone, Washington continues to create her handmade paper and cool totes. Here is one example, I couldn't resist the paper in the pocket.
Lori Graham and Kevin Graham in Seattle, Washington, have developed a wonderful way of making their handmade papers by incorporating flower petals and seeds to create these beautiful pages for you to use for that special letter or perhaps a background for a photo, etc. All kinds of ways their lovely papers could be used.
Tina hand makes her impressive variety of paper in San Diego, California. If you have never considered purchasing handmade paper products, I hope you will now.
Lynet Witty of North Houston, Texas really does make her handmade paper! I try to make sure the artists and artisans I feature are indeed involved in their craft or art. There is something special about using paper or other handmade items. A mindfullness that someone made what you are holding and using. I hope you visit her store.
Erin Hartline hand makes her paper in Galena, Ohio. I love the color on this particular batch! Take a peak at what else she makes: