Paper Artist & Product Designer

Hi! I’m Elaine and I craft small treasures from beautiful papers.  I’m a paper artist and product designer.  I manipulate beautiful paper into cuttings, paintings and sculptures.

I use my offcuts and scraps to make paper stickers, cards and fun stationery.  I love the texture of different handmade papers and how they can enhance anything.

I hope that my art and stationery brighten up your day or someone special to you.  I thrive on making meaningful gifts – contact me if you want to make a lasting gift to be treasured.

Interested in connecting? drop me a note at hi@elainejoyroach.com

My love affair with paper

My love for paper began with one package of beautiful Japanese papers, saved for special uses only.  One package turned into one drawer then a dresser full.  Now my collection is stored in a filing cabinet.

My paper journey includes paper making, printmaking, bookbinding and fiber arts.  As you can see me and paper have had a thing for a long time.  I’ve decided to fuse all my knowledge of paper and techniques into being a paper artist.  I also count hand-weaving, woodworking, and food creation among my passions.  My home and studio is in Markham, Canada.  Presently, caring for my family limits my studio time to late-night sessions and crack of dawn mornings.

Since my graduation from OCADU (Ontario College of Art and Design University), I am creating again at a much slower pace.  In between creating art pieces, I also accept private commissions, custom gift orders and make playful stationery.