Monday, January 21, 2013

Tutorial For 12X12 Chevron Paper

So I saw a picture on a blog and it was of a display in a store somewhere. I didn't think to write the blog addy down to go back to it, so I'm not able to credit the right place... but the front of the display was covered in this chevron pattern. But I looked closer because it was made of book paper. I looked even closer then because I'm a sucker for anything made with old book paper. It was made of folded papers! I thought to myself, "self, you can do that"! So off to the races I was! Trying this length first- 4 inches. I tried a couple things first that didn't work out and was about to get disgusted and just give up. But I wanted this, wanted it to turn out like I was hoping. So I kept going and got the hang of it. I am not happy with the sizes of the images though. You will have to click on each one to read it as I tried a larger size and it was waaaay too big to fit between the margins of my page. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. I'm trying to decide what to do with it ( as it is time consuming and making another one right now is definitely not an option!) so I want to take extra care NOT to mess it up. Scrapbook page or going on a canvas.?? Not sure, I may just look at it for awhile! This is the finished project:

3 comments:

Kathryn said...

I love the look of this and will definitely give it a whirl. I think you should frame it and possibly put a word over it with wooden letters covered in scrapbook paper (see my ig account and the framed word "free" as this would be perfect background for something like that). Thanks for working out the kinks for the rest of us! Have a great day. Hope you don't mind, I am going to screen shot this to my followers and direct them here. Take care! Kathryn Morrow

Tracey Sabella said...

What a neat technique!! i linked her from the 2013 Use It Page. I know Mandy Hennis, but haven't been active on the page. Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial!! I'm a new follower. ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

V Perkins said...

love it. thanks for sharing.