09 June 2014

KraftyTips & Tutes #21 - Paper Piecing!!

 Welcome to another week of Krafty Tips and Tutes here at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  Each week one of our fabulous Krafty Girls will be sharing a little post with some sort of tip or tutorial for you and we hope you find them inspirational!
 This week our hostess is BECKY!!!  And she's prepared a fantastic step by step tutorial with photos showing how she PAPER PIECES on her creations!!!  Enjoy the tutorial and then go get krafty and share your paper piecing with us!!!!
Hi, this is 'Krafty Girl' Becky from Cards By Becky...with a Paper Piecing Tutorial.
Paper piecing is great for adding texture, 'dressing' stamp images and so much more!
We will start with the basics and then move on to advanced projects in future posts.
Sharp Detail Scissors; Cutter Bee 
Glue; Quickie Glue Pen
Black Pen for Edging; Memento Black Dual Marker
(a) SCALE: When selecting the patterned paper, it's important to think of pattern scale.
For example, if you select a stripe you want it to show up when paper pieced.
Large patterns are very hard to see when paper pieced.
(b) STAMP SELECTION: Choose stamps with areas that have as much space as possible.
It provides room for the paper pieced pattern to be visible.
(c) COLOR FIRST: Before paper piecing, complete all of your coloring.
You don't want to color over your paper piecing.
(d) SHADING: Once you have glued the pieces down, shade!
Decide where your light source is coming from and apply shading
to add dimension and depth to your paper pieces.
The Copic C and W range work well for shading, as well as pencils.
Let's get started!
Step 1:  Stamp your image and then stamp onto the pattern paper you have selected to paper piece. 
Step 2:  Cut out your pattern pieces with detail scissors.
Try to cut just outside of the black edge on the stamped image.
 Step 3:  Run a black marker along the edge of the pattern pieces you have cut out,
this will ensure the white edge where you cut the paper will not show.

Step 4:  Color the sections on the stamped image that will not be paper pieced.
Now...you are ready to paper piece!
Select glue that allows time before it dries, then you can move the piece into place as needed.

Thanks for following along!

Wait!  there's more....

 In the future, we will have advanced Tips & Tutorials on Paper Piecing...
 Paper Piecing: 3D Layers and Paper Piecing: Building a Scene!

  Check back here at the {Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog} for upcoming Tips & Tuts!



  1. Thank you so much for sharing this. I have never paper pieced but have thought about it. Beautiful card

  2. Oh neat! I have never tried paper piercing. But this tutorial is fab and I think I may just give it a try!