Many people have asked about a "how to" tutorial on assembling a paper piecing pattern. So, before I started my KaDoodle Bug Designs project tonight, I thought I'd do a step by step on how a paper piecing goes together.
First let me say that with KaDoodle Bug patterns, each pattern will include a base piece, which is a silhouette of the completed pattern. This base piece will help guide you to line up your pieces, just like a puzzle. Also, I find the base piece beneficial, when you want to resize a pattern for a project. Whether increasing or decreasing the size, you can use that base piece as a guide for your project.
Before I begin assembling my pieces, I like to have a print out of the finished pattern. The print out will help you match the pieces with the photo and guide you in placing them on the base piece.
Here is the process of assembling:
Once my pieces are inked and detailed, I begin adhering them to the base piece.
Next, I adhere the barrel silhouette over the base piece and start to add the barrel strips
I continue along finishing up the barrel
I sometimes omit smaller pieces when I reduce a pattern for a card, in this case, I've left out the polka dots and nail heads on the barrel. I use Liquid Pearls for those details.
When all of the pieces have been glued and tiny details added, this will be your finished piece.
I hope this information will help giude you with your future projects using KaDoodle Bug Designs patterns. This particular pattern can be purchased by clicking on here