Bargello is similair to weaving; however, the strips are not woven. The strips are glued into place, cut again, and then arranged to form patterns. Helene Metivier is credited with adapting Bargello to create paper quilts. I found the instructions for Bargello Designs with paper in THE ART AND CRAFT OF HANDMADE CARDS by Diane Maurer-Mathison (2003).
You will need:
**1 patterned sheet paper/cardstock (with at least 3 different colors)
**3 sheets coordinated solid colored paper/cardstock
**1 sheet white/neutral background paper
**Double-sided adhesive film (I used a Tacky Tape sheet)
I liked this patterned paper. I used a red marker to add the color.
Cut 1/4 inch strips of the patterned paper and solid paper using the paper trimmer
Notice the pattern at the bottom of the design. Continue placing the strips on the background paper until you get the desired results.
Then layer the design on a card front.
Now...let's take it a step further!
Here is a card that I made using the black, red, and white Bargello Design.
I cut 1 1/2 inch squares from the design and arrange them on a card front, added a ribbon and sentiment.
The Snow Couple!
I used shades and tints of blue paper to create a Bargello Design and then made a card using the Snow Couple from the Cricut Cartridge "Winter Woodland".
The frame is a Spellbinder die.
I hope you have been inspired to try Bagello Designs!
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