Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...Tips & Tutorials...Paper Piecing

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. 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!
Moonlight Whispers by Annie Rodrigue
Nurse Nightingale Stamp


Keywords: Kraftin' Kimmie KraftinKimmie KK Stamp KKS My Favorite Things MFT MyFavoriteThings Dienamics Die-Namics Die Card DT DesignTeam Doctor Nurse Hospital Sick GetWell Get Well Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps KK KKS Moonlight Whispers Annie Rodrigue Nurse Nightingale Doctor Hospital Sick GetWell Get Well Stamp Set Paper:  BasicGrey Basic Grey BG Bowties Designer Cardstock Paper Pad Collection, Bazzil, Stamping Up, SU Ink: Copic Copics Alcohol Markers Marker, Memento Black Ink Pad, Tim Holtz Vintage Dye Distress Ink, Martha Stewart Ink Pad Accessories: MFT Circle Square Pierced Stax Die, MFT Treat Label Labels Sentiment Sentiments Die, MFT Notebook Border Borders Die, May Arts Art Jute Burlap Twine String, Rhinestone Rhinestones Dots Techniques: Die Cutting, Rubber Stamp Stamping, Fussy Cut Cutting, Embossed Embossing, Janome Mini Sewing Stich Stitching Sew Machine


  1. Great tutorial, love the paper piecing and the dp you used and design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  2. Great tutorial and tips on paper piecing!! This helped me out a lot!!


Thank you for your comment!
I treasure and read each one. ~xo~ Becky

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...