As I said yesterday, I just can't wait to see what I am going to do with these papers. I think that the red will be stunning on some of the books that I make. I also bought a kit for marbleizing paper, and I can't wait to try my hand at that, too!
It was after 10:30 p.m. when the courier finally delivered the mailing tube that had missed the flight from London. I was relieved that it made it to my house, because it was filled with specialty papers that I'd chosen at Paperchase on Tottenham Court Road in London.
This three-story store is the flagship of Paperchase in the UK. I always head immediately to the top floor where they sell an amazing range of art paper in the UK A-2 size, which is about 16x24 inches. Their selection is better than any place I've seen, including the well-known Kate's Paperie in New York or Paper Source in Chicago.
I got a dozen sheets of paper, which cost the equivalent of about $30, and they're worth every penny or pence. My favourite of the lot is a bright red mock croc embossed paper, and then a saffron paper overprinted with gold.