Hi Guys! We've had a few inquiries on the La-La Land Facebook page on how to do paper piecing, so I have put together a quick tutorial to show how super easy this fantastic technique is.
Basic Grey Papers
Memento Black Ink
Wet Glue/Glue Pen
Color medium of choice
1. Stamp the image onto blending card and colour in all the skin areas and hair.
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E15, E17, E18
At this point I didn't know whether I was going to paper piece the boots so I left them uncoloured.
Set the image aside.
2. Next, stamp the image again onto patterned papers. I have used 3 for this tutorial but you could just use 1 and colour more of the image with your copics/pencils/etc.
3. Cut out all the pieces you need, carefully along the ink line. When it comes to tiny pieces, like on the left hand side of Marci's skirt, I tend not to cut them out until I need them. They can get lost very easily.
4. Using a wet glue or glue pen adhere each piece onto the image. Again, for really small pieces, I find it easier to apply the glue to the image and use a craft tweezers to fix the paper piece in place.
And here is the finished image. I coloured the boots with copics - E42, E43, E44.
I hope this little tutorial is a big help to you all, and answers your questions!!