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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!


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


Brenda said...

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

E. Marie said...

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

Keri Brown said...

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

Anonymous said...

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...?

Donna Ellis said...

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

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

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!

Daria said...

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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