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Hello everyone and welcome to this weeks TLC!! I have been playing with this technique for a few weeks now....It's kinda like quilting yet different. We are going to make a bargello design!! Years ago I made a needlepoint pillow with this design and I just love it so why not put it to paper!!!
Here are the directions:
1. Cut several strips of patterned paper 3/4 inch wide and about 8-10 inches long. I used Graphic 45's Once Upon a Springtime dp for my first card and scraps of different papers for my second card.
2. Using glue or double sided tape, arrange the strips of dp with sides touching and the edges even on a piece of computer paper or thin cardstock. I made a consistant pattern but you can mix the colors any way you want.
3. Cut 3/4 inch strips cutting through all the strips to form a strip with small squares of dp. You can cut these strips in various sizes to add a little interest.
4. Now, play with the strips until you are happy with your design. You can arrange them in a zig zag design, a wave, or a pyramid design.
5. Using double sided tape or glue, adhere the strips to another sheet of computer paper or cardstock.
6. You can trim the bargello pattern along the squares, cut a layer out with a Nestabilities, cut a square to cover the background, make a wave pattern across the middle of the card...what ever you like!!!
If you need to have a visual of the details, you can check out the tutorial here.
Thanks for the inspiration!!!!! I'm on this technique first thing in the morning!!! I have a ton of DSP that I've been hoarding and really love to make paper quilts...this looks like so much fun and Joan your examples for this technique are amazing!!!!!!
Ohhhhhhhh Joan.............looks like a great technique. I need a birthday card for a quilter friend for tomorrow so your timing was perfect !!! And yes...........like just a few other paper artists..........I have a stash of DP ! HA HA
Icy rain here today.................nice day to stay inside and play.
GardenDiva AKA Tina DeLong
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Thyme began in a Garden.
FABULOUS and inspired challenge for today, Joan. Thanks for the tutorial and great idea!! I really had fun doing this one. I used to needlepoint quite a bit, but haven't picked up the needle and yarn in decades.
Joan, what a fun idea! I hope I get a chance to try this.
I want you to know that I appreciate you posting all these different techniques and ideas. I don't always play along, but I often check back and try something when I'm in need of a new idea!
Thanks for all your efforts!
Joan this is a fabulous technique! I saw this years ago and never could remember how to do it but knew I was impressed! Wonderful samples! First chance I get I'm going to give it a shot!! Thanks for sharing the how to Tutorial!!