Cover illustration detail of Janet Steven's children's book Tops and Bottoms (Harcourt Brace, 1995).


David Ashley
Calligrapher / Bookbinder

Leon Loughridge

Tom Parson
Letterpress Printer

Rod Replogle
Fine Artist

Christie Ginanni Stepan
Letterpress Printer


Ravi Zupa
Fine Art Printing

Lucy Holtsnider
Letterpress Printing

David Mittelman
Letterpress Printing


Leigh Holden
Hand Papermaking

German Murillo
Hand Papermaking

Zoe Tweed
Hand Papermaking

Fawn Atencio
Hand Papermaking

Baldfaced Hornets
Hand Papermaking

Janet Stevens and her children.

Boulder illustrator Janet Stevens and her children (photo by Ted Habermann).


Detail of a cover illustration from Caldicott Honor Book Tops & Bottoms.

Detail of cover for
Cook-A-Doodle-Doo (Harcourt Brace, 1995).


Studio Client / Janet Stevens

Award-winning illustrator Janet Stevens and her sister Susan Stevens Crummel collaborate on children's books featured on Janet’s charming, animated website.

Janet has used custom handmade paper by Ray Tomasso for illustrations in three books:

Her illustrations for The Bremen Town Musicians (Holiday House, 1992) were done on paper made by Ray from rice straw and Russian hemp.

Ray included carrots, corn, potatoes, beans, radishes and tomatoes along with a gardening shirt and pants into the paper for Janet's Caldecott Honor Book Tops & Bottoms (Harcourt Brace, 1995).

For Cook-A-Doodle-Doo (Harcourt Brace, 1999), Ray incorporated unbleached flour, flowers, baking powder, salt, sugar, eggshells and a dish towel into the paper.

Ray recently completed handmade paper for a new book that Janet has in the works.