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PR: Senses paper in Paper Artist Collective's stunning alphabet challenge


Quality of Senses paper is ‘spelled out' in the Paper Artist Collective's stunning alphabet design challenge

The stunning colours and versatility of Wigston Paper's Senses®range have been ‘spelled out' by artists around the world, in a challenge run by the Paper Artist Collective.

The collaboration - sponsored by Wigston Paper - challenged 26 artists from 12 countries to create an alphabet letter using three designated colours from the Senses range of papers.

#PACAlphabet was the brainchild of artist Samantha Quinn, a freelance designer who was introduced to the new Senses range through work. She was delighted to agree to a collaboration through the Paper Artist Collective, so that likeminded artists could also have a chance to try out the new paper.

Samantha, who joint leads the collective, said: "None of the artists knew what letter or colours they had been allocated until they arrived in the post which made the challenge even more exciting.

"Our members love any excuse to try out new materials and have really enjoyed using the paper to craft their letters. Senses create the most beautiful smooth and vibrant papers in a broad range of weights and colours."

Feedback from the artists who took part included:

  • "The paper was beautiful to work with. The smooth surface was great to draw on and then to cut it was clean and strong, even with some finer details and I'm sure it would hold up to even finer work. Some paper can be fibrous and doesn't give a clean edge but the Senses papers definitely cut smoothly without any fluffy bits. The colours are vibrant and I would be very interested to see the rest of the collection in real life based on these three colours alone I will definitely be adding them to my suppliers list."
  • "The Senses paper was very smooth and a pleasure to cut. I was really impressed with the richness of colour in the papers."
  • "I enjoyed working with Senses paper very much! Looking forward to using different colours in future projects."

Rob Walker, director at Wigston Paper, said: "We were delighted to work with the Paper Artist Collective on this project, which really highlights the quality and stunning colours available in the Senses range of 35 contemporary and complementary colours.

"It was exciting to see what the artists came up with and the different ways they worked with the colours and weights of paper in their creations. We believe Senses offers unrivalled smoothness for excellent results across the full range, from 90gsm paper to 3mm board - and the standard of the entries reflects that perfectly."

The Alphabet challenge will now be opened out to the fans and followers of the Paper Artists Collective as an Instagram competition. Three lucky winners will win features in both their Instagram stories and feed, and prizes from Wigston Paper.

To check out the full project, details of each work and reviews of the paper go to For more information on Senses paper, go to 

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About the Paper Artist Collective

The Paper Artist Collective was founded in 2015 with the aim of bringing together like-minded creatives to share, discuss and support. The Collective is proud to represent 100 members from 26 countries. Its members have an eclectic and diverse approach to paper art including paper cutting, paper illustration, sculpture, origami, kirigami and quilling. The day-to-day running of the group is jointly led by paper artists Kristine Braanen and Samantha Quinn. You can find out more about the Paper Artist Collective, its members and collaborations Follow our Instagram@paperartistcollectiveor Facebook

About Wigston Paper

Established in 1932, Wigston Paper continues to build on successive decades of knowledge and experience in the print and paper industries. The company remains totally independent of any ties to paper mill or merchant groups with the controlling family now spanning four generations.

Centrally located in Leicestershire, our large purpose-built freehold facility enables the company to purchase and stock large consignments and to handle customer requirements efficiently and effectively.All stock is now held and dispatched from this single and highly efficient Midlands location with the majority of the UK's commercial populace being within a realistic two to three hours travelling time.

At Wigston Paper, we are continually striving towards a greater corporate accountability to the environment, not least by reducing our carbon footprint. To this end, we have taken steps to safeguard world forests by obtaining certification from and sourcing within the FSC chain of custody.  By actively extending our recycled paper ranges and including more accredited grades within our portfolio, the company maximises choice and availability for the discerning and environmentally conscious purchaser.

Quality and consistency of product is a fundamental keystone of Wigston Papers' success and to this end products are selectively sourced and tested to ensure they meet the most exacting of standards.

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