Monday, December 6, 2010

Paper piecing Danni style #2

I did a paper piecing tutorial ages ago but lately I've had so many kind comments on my paper piecing--I think it's my favorite technique--that I decided to do another "refresher" tutorial, everyone does techniques different, this is just "Danni Style".

The image I am using is Flower Cheer, which is by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD


First you stamp your image as you normally would.




My next step is to pick out the designer paper I want to use. For this image I want to paper piece her pants for fun. I tend to look for smaller patterns on smaller areas. I chose a fairly simple designer paper from the Basic Grey Jovial paper pad.



Then you stamp your image again onto the designer paper. Since I'm only paper piecing her pants, I don't worry about the rest of the image. Always good to have some scrap paper under your stamping area.



My next step is to cut out the image on the designer paper. Only worry about the part of the image you're working with--in this example, the pants.



Next I take a black marker and lightly go around the edges of the image I cut out so that there are no "white edges", this makes the paper piecing blend better when you adhere it to the original image. I set the cut out image aside to let the marker dry.



I then color the image. I use copics but you can use whatever medium you use. It's personal preference as to whether you color the soon-to-be paper pieced part. I usually at least go around the edges with a similar color in case my cutting wasn't exact.


The final step is to adhere the paper pieced part to the original image. I usually use either the Zig 2 Way Glue or the Quickie Glue Pen for extra small pieces.



Ta-da! Now you can complete your card as you want. For a bit of added dimension to the paper pieced, you can add some shadows like you normally would with similar colors.


Trixie-that darn pushy monkey- helped me finish the card so here's the finished result~



26 comments:

Allison said...

Super tut! You know that I am gonna love anything featuring Basic Grey!

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous card, love the cute image.
luv
Debby

Lynette said...

Very cool, Danni!

Michelle VP said...

Oh, how cute! Not sure what the story is behind your Trixie monkey, but that's the name of our kitten, hehe! :) Love the pieced pants and pearl accents on your pretty card. :)

Tina said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Ms. Jen said...

Great tip, thanks Danni. Congrats on your card win this week too.

Liza said...

Such a cute card and a fab tutorial.

Liza x

*Vicki* said...

Such a gorgeous card Danni!! Your coloring rocks and the paper piecing is darling! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

FABULOUS Danni.

Christine said...

Thanks for the tute! Your card is adorable!!! I need to remember to paper piece more often.

Kristel said...

A really great tutorial Danni!
Hugs Kristel

Anne said...

What a gorgeous card Danni and great tutorial thanks for sharing
Anne
x

Danderella said...

Great card...and fabulous tutorial.

Kimberly S said...

Looks lovely Danni, and I do like the shadowing idea(will have to try that!). Trixie is looking as cute as ever. lol :)

Carolyn said...

Too cute!

Marisa said...

Wonderfully paper pieced and a darling card :)

Diane said...

TFS! Looks fabulous!

Karen Wilson said...

Great tutorial, Danni! Love that image and great job on your card too! Sorry I've been MIA, I've just been super busy with the holidays coming up and daycare does NOT give me many breaks during the day :(

Hope all is well! I really miss joining the FBW challenges...alot!

Peggie said...

Cute card. Love the poinsettias.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Fun image and great job paper piecing!! Awesome tutorial too!
hugs,

Lorie said...

Great tut Danni and super cute card! Congrats on your Sparkle Creations win!

Shirley N said...

Love your paper piecing Danni! Great tut too!

Monique said...

This is so sweet Danni... And awesome tutorial :)

Kathy Bradley said...

Danni,
Thank you for the helpful tips in paper piecing, i.e., lining the image, etc. The card is darling, as always and the coloring wonderful!

Susana M said...

You are the queen of piecing!!!
Hearts and Hugs
Susana

ThePurplePlace said...

Fantastic! I love paper piecing and so far have only tried it with Digi images, so this will be new to me, but a LOT of fun!!

Hugs,
Lis

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