The first writing surface was made in ancient Egypt from a plant called Papyrus, the royal plant of Egypt. The core of the papyrus plant was cut into tissue-thin strips, then laid across each other and pressed together under pressure. This turned the strips into a thin, smooth and durable laminated material that wasn’t quite paper.
We are thrilled to have reached 50,000 likes on our Facebook page! We couldn't have done it without you, so to say thanks we're randomly selecting 50 fans to win a pre-selected assortment of Strathmore goodies! Enter below for your chance to be one of the lucky winners! Entry for giveaway is open through Wednesday, December 9, 2015.
If you're looking for a fun, creative and easy way to make and send personalized Holiday Greetings this winter, we've got you covered! Our Photo Mount and Photo Frame Cards are the perfect option that make it simple to turn your photos or artwork into a card that can be sent to a loved one or a friend.
Graham Smith is a Professional Illustrator who has over 20 years of experience creating images for national clients in publishing, fashion, advertising, packaging and film. In his video "Confessions of a Paper Junkie", Graham gives us an inside look at his studio, some of his techniques, and his creative process:
Things are getting pretty spooky around here! Many artists have taken to the #drawlloween and #inktober challenges by creating a Halloween-themed piece of art or an ink drawing every day in October. We've loved seeing all the scary, chilling, creepy, fun, and awesome artwork that has been posted in the last month!