What we’re looking for:
Beautiful, decorative, and/or practical projects that showcase paper.
Project supplies can include all paper art basics such as scissors, craft knives, craft mats, rulers, pens and pencils, punches, adhesive, bone folders, awls. Other supplies like paint and gesso, stamps and inks, stencils, thread and fibers, wire and metal, letterpress, silk screening, dyes, and fabric may also be used but should be limited to just one or two from this list. Please no stickers or scrapbook pages (decorative scrapbook paper is welcome!).
Quality craftsmanship, unique ideas, beautiful projects in the following categories:
Gifts and Stationery: Small items that could be given as gifts, such as key chains, jewelry, book covers, bookmarks, gift books, magnets, etc. Also, creative gift wrap, tags, and cards.
Note: All card submissions should focus on a specific interesting technique like letterpress, printmaking, cut paper, etc. We are not accepting card submissions made primarily with commercially purchased embellishments.
Entertaining: Create a whole party ensemble or just a decorative paper element for entertaining. Think cupcake wrappers, party picks, buntings and banners, centerpieces, menu and place cards, cake plate edging, placemats and table runners, party favors, and more.
Home, Office, and Studio: Projects large and small that help to decorate or fill a need. Think laminated-paper device covers, calendars, business card holders, hand-bound notebooks, portfolios, wreaths, message boards, recipe holders, customized tools, and book ends.
Art: Scrumptiously lovely pieces of two- and three-dimensional artwork that would make any paper lover drool. We’d love to see paper sculpture (flat and in-the-round), collage, assemblages, and more!
How to submit:
Please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org photos and/or sketches of the project(s) you’d like to write about; a short outline of the project, including a materials list; a 100-word bio; and your full address and contact information, including blog, website, and social-media information. Please put I HEART PAPER in the subject line.
REMEMBER: All submissions must be received by March 4, 2013, to be considered for this issue.
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Your artwork must be free of any text or images that are protected by copyright, unless you have the expressed written permission from the person or institution that holds the copyright and you provide that written permission with your submission. Artwork and instructions must be your own.