paper stampede this Saturday!

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We were supposed to have our big studio sale last month, but that was postponed due to the flood. For our last hurrah in Art Central, we decided to do something more that just a studio sale: we've invited our friend Janice of Papier Valise to share her amazing selection vintage papers and notions as well.

Paper Stampede is this Saturday July 13 from 11-4 at our location in Art Central (#204 - 100 7th Ave SW)It's an event for paper lovers featuring lots of bundles of great paper ephemera, stationery items and various creative fodder that we have collected over the years. Some furniture, cabinetry and fixtures will also be on offer. Papier Valise, purveyor of vintage treasures will have office supplies, vintage labels, buttons, vintage jewellery-making findings, wall paper and millinery accessories.

UPPERCASE's latest issue has just been released and highlights collage and assemblage—pick up our latest issue along with free paper scraps and old maps for added inspiration. Our Art Central neighbours will also be participating in the event with prints, illustration and photography displays. 

Below are some photos of my preparations of paper bundles to whet your appetite. 

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These are some furniture-themed printing blocks I've been saving for no particular reason. They make beautiful display pieces, so I'm putting them for sale on Saturday.

These are some furniture-themed printing blocks I've been saving for no particular reason. They make beautiful display pieces, so I'm putting them for sale on Saturday.

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Lots and lots of old maps, great for decoupage and collage. I used to use them in making my Near & Far Eclectonotes.

Lots and lots of old maps, great for decoupage and collage. I used to use them in making my Near & Far Eclectonotes.

I'm also paring down my reference and inspiration books.

I'm also paring down my reference and inspiration books.

Lots of great stuff either inexpensive or free!

Lots of great stuff either inexpensive or free!

The Paper Stampede begins at 11am sharp on Saturday morning! (No sneaking in beforehand, you'll have to wait until Saturday please.)