Tear a Torn Paper Bear

Create a tear bear pattern using this simple guide.

by craftbits (shellie wilson)

What you need

Mulberry Paper
Teddy pattern
White gel pen for highlights
Scrapbooking chalk for shading
Fine paint brush


Using your teddy bear pattern draw (with a light pencil) the pattern onto the back of your mulberry paper.

If you are working it as a paper piecing then allow enough space between each pattern so you have enough room to tear the paper bear.

Using a shallow bowl of water, dip in your paint brush and as if drawing water paint around the lines of the bear. This will allow the paper to become wet then with a small amount of pressure tear the design away.

It helps to do this on a flat surface and have some scissors handy as sometimes you get really thick strands that just wont tear and a small snip can prevent you from distorting your bear as you pull away.

Once you have your bear torn away, or your pieces torn out. Allow it to dry.

Then glue the pieces together as you would a normal paper piecing.

Then use chalks or cardstock to add dimension with shading and draw on eyes or glue on some cardstock dots.

Use patterns from coloring books or clip art sites.

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