This week at Shopping Our Stash, we are challenging you to use the Bargello technique.
Now, I been 'round the crafting block a time or two, but I had to look this one up... and it was fun! Come on and join in... 2016 is almost over... there's still time to try something new!
Supplies and notes:
- Just so ya know, this is my second attempt. My first try was too small and I had to scrap it and try again.
- Scraps were from my scrap bin which contains any paper under ~6 x 8". I reached to the bottom for the higher height-to-width ratios.
- Both the "Hello" and butterfly diecuts are from Monika... what a doll. I inked them with Champagne Versamark and heat embossed with Stampendous EP in a pearly white. The butterfly tried to fly away while I was cookin' him, so I added some gesso polkadots to cover his boo-boos.
- MY TIPS FOR BARGELLO:
- Use a coordinating paper for the base because if you have any gaps they won't be as noticeable .
- Use lots of adhesive on the base! In hindsight, I would have used my higher-quality adhesive more judiciously and filled in the gaps with the cheaper stuff. (I'm pretty cheap...)
- Once done, I coated the entire Bargello panel with matte Mod Podge using a palette knife. This step was well worth it-- a few ends kind of poked up where they missed the adhesive. The matte Mod Podge didn't warp the project or add a weird texture or anything.
Truly, this didn't take long time, and I think it was well worth the attempt(s), If you arrived here from the SOS page, how did you feel about the Design Team plus our Guest Designer, Cornelia??? Freakin' rocked this one!
Now go cut a few paper strips and paste, paste, paste, Then: cut, cut, cut! And then paste, paste, paste again!