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Monday, October 1, 2012

Technqiue Tuesday -- Bargello




Hi Everyone! Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Technique Tuesday. I am showing the Bargello technique today. Bargello is actually a form of stitching that forms a variety of zigzag or slanting designs, but has crossed over into cardmaking. I have not done this technique in a long time, so it was fun doing it agian to create a different background and design to my cards.
First cut some strips of paper. These are 1/2 inch strips.


I wanted to make an interesting background, so I layered these in a large wave.


Here is the card I made with the background.


Another way to do this technique is to make your strips different sizes. I used 1/4 inch and 1/8 inch strips for this card. I alternated the witdths and wove them in the corner to make a neat design.



Here is the card I made with this.


There are many ways to use the strips of paper. You can make a diagonal design, herringbone, etc. I hope you will play with this and have fun coming up with some unique designs of your own! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

April

Sparkle N Sprinkle supplies used:
  1. 1914 Chevy Royal Mail Roasdster 1335-285E
  2. Floral Magnolia set 328  -- tulips
  3. Waterscape glitter G1108


7 comments:

  1. Great idea, but really love that paper on the first one - the bargello really makes it pop too.

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  2. This technique was new to me and looks fun. Your cards are really lovely.

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  3. These are both absolutely fantastic... I will definitely be trying this technique out soon... TFS!!!

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  4. Very interesting. Many moons ago I did bargello (aka 'flamestitch') as needlework, but never got into it as a 'graphic' technique even tho' I have a great book that uses this type of idea with photos & such.

    I really like the BG examples. The strip method creates a dynamic feel. Cutting even narrower strips & adjusting their 'ups & downs' just slightly can create marvelous looks.

    And... If you do the same 'strip & place' with a stamped image...?

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  5. I'm on my way over to see the tutorial! Thanks, for sharing the tutorial. Both cards look completely different with the bargello styles!

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  6. What super cards! You have got to be the Queen of Techniques, April!! You've always got such wonderful ideas to share - and make everything look so fabulous!

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  7. The way you arranged the strips of pp on the first card seems to add energy to the composition. I love the woven strips on the second card. TFS.

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