I made a couple of Los doing some paper piecing to decorate my page.
Paper piecing is everywhere on pages still. Whether it's a hand made flower,hand cut tree, or a cute lil animal. We all enjoy adding our own artistic touches to the page.
Here are some tips when trying to create a handmade piece.
~When using an exacto knife when hand cutting make sure the blade is sharp. It will eliminate tearing and give you clean cuts.
~Use thicker paper. It will be easier to get intricate cuts and not bend or distort your project.
~You can always find templates online if you need help with ideas.
Here are a couple of websites to get the creativity flowing.
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On this first Lo I created the tree and the pumpkins by paper piecing. The tree was two steps. First I drew out the mirrored image I wanted on the backside of the paper (So my pencil lines wouldn't show) Then used my very sharp exacto knife and cut out the openings. I then glued another piece of patterned paper to the back to show depth.
The leaves in the tree are Prima felt stems that I altered with embossing powder and I also inked the backing paper and use those as well. I inked the edges of my LO with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
On this little gem I made the wagon from some scrap Patterned Paper. I covered the paper in clear UTEE and heat embossed it, to give it the look of shiny metal. Giving the wagon angles instead a straight profile it makes it more eye appealing.
Thank You for stopping by. If you make a paper pieced project, I would love to see it.