Sunday, June 9, 2013

Paper Piecing with Travel Marci

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
Tweezers (optional)
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!!


  1. I always wondered how they did this...great idea, thanks

  2. What an adorable look....I am digging out my stamps today to try this!!! Thanks for the great instructions!

  3. ditto! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  4. Thank you so much I always wondered what it meant but to scared to ask, i'm so going to try this out can't wait :-)

    love & hugs xxx