Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Paper Piecing with Prima

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.
Helen MusselWhite
Love to Know Scrapbooking

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.



  1. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW Jamie!! These are GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeee that tree on that first one! WOW! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Jamie....these are stunning...beyond stunning!!! I love the detail work!!! That tree is awesome and the wagon wowza!!

    You are so talented sweet friend!!! Enjoy your day!!!

  3. Really like the way you use color to make the details and layers pop on the page.

    Do like your new ink banner - that is really very cool.

  4. Your layouts are fantastic! I am now a follower. Would love for you to check out my blog and become a follower if you like!