HELP!!! I am new here and not sure what I am doing. I've never started a forum subject before so bear with me. I want to learn how to do Paper Piercing. I want to do flourishes and corner decorations to accent my cards and LO. I have never done any piercing so start basic. One question I have is where do you get your patterns for such things? Please give me any help you may have. Thanks a million, Brenda
Great information everyone is sharing but hopefully people reading will not be confused. There is a difference between paper PIECING and paper PIERCING. This particular person is looking for the second one. It involves piercing many little holes in paper in order to make a design.
While I think some of the ladies trying to help were confused, you CAN actually use any line drawing as a guide to pierce your holes. If you're not good at spacing evenly yourself, print the design on engineering graph paper and then punch at the line intersections. I don't use templates for much of anything so I can't really help with specifics there. The way I normally do it is to draw my design with vanishing ink and then pierce away.
You may also want to use the Crafter's Workshop templates for flourishes and other designs. You can use the vanishing ink idea or just evenly space your piercing along the designs. I just got some of these, along with some Bazzill in Stitch'z templates, and thought myself to cross-use them.
Thanks to everybody for all the wonderful ideas and helpful tips. I'm ready to give it a whirl now. If anybody else has any suggestions please feel free to leave it here, I will still be checking in to see what you have to say. I just love this site and all you wonderful friendly people. Thanks a million!
Happened to stumble across a site that has some templates on sale, which is nice because they aren't cheap. Due to board rules I can't tell you the website but if you do a search for "ornare piercing templates" you might find them. They are also sometimes named "pricking" templates.
Oh boy did I ever read the question wrong, ok forget my first posting. I'm no help with this as I have only used my sewing machine on my LO's and have yet to try any of the other paper piercing templates.
I have most of the Ornare template and book with additional designs. They definately are pricey but you can get their book of designs and copy them and then pierce through your paper. They are awesome and I have used both the paper and them templates. Paper is by far more forgiving should your template slide from the original taped area.