Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Paper Piecing tutorial

Hello everyone and a very happy Tuesday to you all!
It's Joni here, to share a fun technique that I love using. Paper Piecing is a great alternative to coloring, especially when you want an image to have patterns as part of the design. For today's tutorial, I am using an image from The Greeting Farm named Fleur Anya. {This week's TPE Paper Piecing challenge happens to be sponsored by this wonderful company too!}

First, choose an image that has a nice area to paper piece. You want to avoid little edges and lines, as it can be quite tedious to cut around. Stamp (or print) your image:

Next step, color in the areas that will not be pieced over. This is where you have a bit more leeway if you color outside of your lines, as the designer papers will cover any mistakes!

Now take that same image and stamp or print it on a patterned piece of paper, it is a bit hard to see but it is on that black and white paper to the left:

Trim around the edges as best as you can, then adhere it directly on to the image...voila! Now Anya has a pretty printed dress:
I made a handful of these cards for an SCS swap that I was in:

And here is the final result:

Now it's your turn to show us some fun paper piecing creations! Be sure to link up your work using ANY image {here} on this post for your chance to win a 4x6 set from The Greeting Farm. Thank you so much for coming by today, have a wonderful week!


♥ Sonja Bekker ♥ said...

This is so cute^_^"
Lovely paperpieced
Sonja x

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Fabulous tutorial Joni!! Thank you so much for putting this together for us!!

Steph Herbert said...

Fabulous and fun tutorial! Can't wait to play along! :)

sue said...

these are beautiful!

Rachel said...

I think paper piecing is such a cool technique. I love how you showed it step by step. You chose a great pattern for her dress too!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [31 Aug 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

LORi said...

Super Duper Fabulous tut Joni!! I LOVE it!!! Big Hugs and Thank Yous!! ♥LORi

Gwen said...

Beautiful design!! I haven't made this little girl with black hair... yet! thanks for the inspiration!