Monday, November 30, 2015

Painting the Papemelroti Glorietta Mural

1. We wanted a "breathing space" at the new stores, and that is the reason for the sign / mural behind the counter at new Papemelroti stores.

2. We begin with "the givens". In our Glorietta branch, we have an unusually large area (2 walls actually) behind the counter. Robert decides that one wall will have mural that incorporates some box shelves and the other wall will have the Papemelroti logo / brand.

3. At this point, Robert "visualizes" what he would like to see when the mural / walls are finished. It helps to look at the walls at a distance and most specially from the view of the customers in the store. Robert arranges the box shelves according to the mural he visualizes. Robert has decided he will have a big tree with box shelves with it's branches.

4. Robert starts painting the big tree - he remembers the big acacia trees in UP Diliman.

5. On the other wall (where the Papemelroti logo / brand is), Robert wanted it quite sparse and "airy". Robert decides to put two box shelves - one incorporating a tree and the other is like a mini table.

6. It has become a bit of a "tradition" that our store murals will feature Oreo the cat - he is the CEO of Papemelroti. Robert will have Oreo use one of the box shelves as his little table.

7. Robert paints Oreo (he looks at Oreo's Facebook pictures to help him out). Does Robert use a pencil before painting? He has done this quite often and he doesn't feel the need to! 

8. Robert uses acrylic paint to create the mural. He has also decided to make the mural with shades of black, white and gray - this is so that the mural doesn't get "too busy" with colors. Robert wants the products of the store to shine, rather than the mural he is making.

9. The next part is painting the leaves. This is the part Robert doesn't enjoy too much - it's a lot of leaves and it's tedious. Without the leaves, the tree looks spooky.

10. And this is the part Robert enjoys most - painting in the details. Robert paints in an owl peeking through his home in the tree and there are two birds on the branches saying hello to the owl. Robert is a birdwatcher and he enjoys drawing birds.

11. Robert adds buntings and he paints them like there is a cool breeze making the buntings flap.

12. Finally, Robert fixes the products on the box shelves. It took a whole afternoon to finish the mural. What do you think?

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Pretty Free Planner Stickers

If you're like me, you're still relying on your trusty paper planners and datebooks for reminders instead of using the apps on cellphones and computers.

There's something to be said about the feel of paper between your fingers.  Events tend to pile up if not for blocked spaces in time.  For me, if I see it on there, it's almost always impossible to forget.  I know of some who even doodle on their datebooks and paste bus tickets and leaves just to bring back the sights and senses of happy memories.

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Please feel free to share this freebie with your friends!

I hope you have a very blessed 2016!  It's truly going to be a special year for sure!  May all your dreams come true!

CHRISTINA (TINA) ALEJANDROhttp://calej.blogspot.comThe youngest in the family, Tina started "working" with papemelroti when she was 7 years old. At that time, she was already gift wrapping for customers, using the floor as her table because the counter was too high for her to reach.
Today, she makes designs for a wide range of products, making illustrations for the stationery line, small book series and home decor. She also loves to create her own fonts, does original poetry and music.  Tina is in charge of the company's e-Business and also designs the papemelroti seasonal displays. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Ways to Use Meow Mail


Papemelroti now has Kitty Meow Mail Postcards!  They are so purr-etty!  They are quite large so you can put your life story on it (well maybe not quite but a large portion of your life can fit in there).  It's made of 100% unbleached recycled paper so you don't have to worry about your carbon footprint either!

So okay you know that it's for writing to loved ones all around the world but did you know that this can be used for a lot of other stuff?

Wear it as a mask!  Just punch a hole in the eyes so you can see and 2 small holes at the sides so you can put a piece of ribbon or rubber band and tie around your head or sling around your ears.

See even Victorian ladies thought that was a good idea?

Make a meow-bile ahem ahem... mobile!  This one will have major impact since it's going to cover a lot of room on your wall or just hanging from the ceiling!  Fur-tabulous for sure!

Your walls don't have to be so empty!  Paste the kitty head and then make it an art project for a Meow-ral (mural) to Remember!

Pin the bowtie on that kitty is a nice spin on an old favorite party game!

Make a Pop-up Kitty Card!  And make your friends purr with delight!

Decorate your furbaby's corner with any one of our Meow Mail!

Decorate a plain gift box with Meow Mail!

Hang them on string for a Fur-tastic and all-occasion bunting!

For those of you selling clothes at bazaars this season, put Meow Mail on the head portion to catch the buyers' eye!

Make visitors feel more welcome with a kawaii kitty!  Tape onto your door and make a bubble with some welcoming words!

Decorate your clear or painted laptop case with a kitty!  Paste on using a thin layer of white glue and then to protect it, put several thin layers of white glue over the whole surface.

Can you think of more ways to use our Meow Mail?

Friday, October 23, 2015

Watercolors by Robert Alejandro

Sharing with you the following Instagram posts by Robert Alejandro

I truly TRULY appreciate your "likes" and comments. This is part of a series of paintings that will be in a real great hotel! I am grateful! Thank you again!

  I like using watercolor - it isn't messy and it's convenient for me to bring when I travel.

 I truly TRULY appreciate your "likes" and comments. This is part of a series of paintings that will be in a real great hotel!  Can't say (as of now) which hotel will have some of my art on their rooms. I'm just thankful my art is appreciated! Thank YOU! 

So so so grateful to do commissioned work for an international 5 star hotel! Soon to be in their rooms! :-)

Who wants to go: travel art tours with Robert Alejandro. We travel and we create / draw / paint travel journals :-) 

(Keep posted for future announcements!)

A graduate of Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines, Robert is an award winning graphic designer.  He is a founding member of Illustrador ng Kabataan (INK), an organization of children’s book illustrators. 

His varied projects include design and illustration for books, magazines, and advertisements as well as designs for shopping malls, retail shops and entertainment centers like Eureka at SM Mega Mall.
For papemelroti, Robert makes designs for stationery, bags, figurines and a variety of decorative accessories, often using his popular "Official" characters and Filipiniana themes.  He was once the host of the popular television show "Art Is-Kool" on Channel 7, a children's art workshop on TV and formerly one of the correspondents for "The Probe Team" with Che Che Lazaro on Channel 2. 


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