Sunday, February 22, 2015

Using Scraps for Paper Piecing

So, I've made great efforts to use up scraps this year. So far, I've done ribbon tails, inlaid embossing, and patchwork cards. Here's one more way to use scraps: Paper Piecing.  Anytime you need just a small area, go to your scraps first!

Paper piecing means stamping an image several times on different papers and then fussy cutting out different parts of the image. Then, you assemble all the cut out pieces on to a full stamped image of the item.

Here's one I did with Froggy Gift by High Hopes Rubber Stamps, which I am entering in their February month long Challenge #152, Anything High Hopes Goes:
For this one, I cut out the boy's hat and overalls from two different green patterned papers. I coloured the rest of the image with my alcohol markers.  For a more masculine feel, I crimped some paper to look like corrugated paper and I added some hemp twine under the sentiment. You might be able to see the details better if you click on the close up picture.

Here's another version of paper piecing that I did with an Annabelle Stamps image:
For the monster, I paper pieced his shirt and the balloon. The rest I coloured with my alcohol markers. The sentiment here came with the stamp set. I tried to make this one more like a polaroid, or a yearbook picture. I think he turned out cute. I like the pattern on his shirt!

1 comment:

  1. Fab froggy card! Thanks for playing along with us at High Hopes :)


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