The Paper Kind

Creative living.

  • I Am Not My Chronic Illness?

    If I were to summarise this blog it would probably go something like “the story of a girl studying graphic design”. But that was before I got diagnosed with a chronic illness. It is true that at one point I did study graphic design, but not for very long. If we want to get scientific…

  • How To Get Free Books

    How To Get Free Books

    Reading is an expensive hobby. I think all readers understand the problem of not having enough money to buy the books. So here are some ways to get free books. Goodreads Giveaways Goodreads host giveaways where authors and publishers list prerelease books which can be won by Goodreads members. These giveaways are run in hope…

  • What’s In My Sketchbook

    What’s In My Sketchbook

    I’m terrible at finishing sketchbooks. I usually give up on a sketchbook half way through and buy another one. So the fact that not only did I finish a sketchbook but did it in under 4 months is kind of unbelievable. So here are some of my favourite pages. HAND LETTERING Some advice from my doctor…

  • Annoyed


    Six months ago I had surgery to remove an ovarian cyst. At the time I was told that recovery would take about 6 weeks. I knew at the time that recovery would probably take more than 6 weeks. But I just assumed at the most I would be off work for an extra month. At…

  • My Handmade Copic Marker Storage Unit

    I was planning on doing a tutorial for this but my original plan was changed slightly as I ended up buying the wood from the scrap pile in B&Q. This means the wood is extremely cheap but you also don’t have a huge selection to pick from. DIY STATIONERY ORGANISER I ended up paying around…

  • How To Paint Patterns On Paper

    How To Paint Patterns On Paper

    Painting patterns has become one of my favourite things to do while watching movies. I find it very calming, similar to those colouring books which were very popular for a while. Its fun and literally the easiest thing to do. If you can hold a paintbrush you can do this. HOW TO PAINT PATTERNS ON…

  • How to Make Marbled Paper

    How to Make Marbled Paper

    Paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other stone. This technique is normally done with kids but considering the amount of mess I managed to make I wouldn’t recommend it. This paper marbling technique is really easy to do and you’ll get some interesting…

  • My Ovarian Cyst Story

    My Ovarian Cyst Story

    This post has been sitting in my drafts for two weeks now. I’m still not sure if I should really be posting it. Normally I wouldn’t write about my medical history on the internet. But I think I’m going to post it anyway. Partly because I want to keep a record of what happened but…

  • The Light Between Oceans | An Unexpected Journey

    The Light Between Oceans | An Unexpected Journey

    While looking through the winners from the Goodreads book awards I came across The Light Between Oceans, I though it looked interesting and added it onto my ‘to be read’ list along with a number of other books. At the end of December I had some Christmas money to spend and started looking through my…

  • My Favourite Books of 2013

    My Favourite Books of 2013

    I’ve read a number of books over the last year so today I thought I would share some of my favourites. It should be noted that some of these books were not released in 2013. They just happen to be my favourite books from the year. Fiction Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I read…


I’m Emma. I am a designer, calligrapher, and content creator, sharing my love for paper goods. Expect pens, pencils, and some really fancy paper!


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