Tuesday, March 06, 2012

More counterfeit paper

I haven't quite got round to getting a kit together for the new March look, but I was attracted by the oh so current on trend chevron paper and decided to have a play.

Not the right colours for the kit, but as an experiment I used up scraps of my BG Oliver collection, just to see how it went.


Conclusion:

It's a lot of work! and it needs to be very accurate, otherwise it gets crooked - it did!  Do you use parallelograms or oblongs?  Do you make stripes or fill in all the blanks?  Do you use random patterns or keep it orderly?

I like chevrons and I might well  make some more patterned paper with scraps, but it's a labour of love!

15 comments:

Mary B said...

it does look good but as you said it is time consuming

Jimjams said...

It looks fab ... but I agree it's a lot of time - can't see myself making a whole sheet but I am loving chevrons for accents made with scraps.

Sandra said...

But I'm sure it gave you so much satisfaction, and just think of all those gorgeous scraps you can use up :)

Margie said...

Gorgeous!

Helen said...

It looks good - but it does look like you put a lot of effort in. Great way to use up the scraps :)

mytwoandras said...

I love this...a cross between chevrons and quilting. Great!

Tara O said...

I love this. But I haven't tried it because I decided I didn't have the patience...and mine would be crooked. LOL

Madeline said...

Wow...I love this. I can just imagine how tedious it is to line everything up! Great job!

OneScrapHappyMomma said...

It is a beautiful sheet of paper! I have seen the tutorials on this and have not been brave enough to try for the same reason you mention - it seems like such a time-sucker!

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

Great job putting in the effort to make this!! I could totally see starting this, and getting discouraged. My brain is working trying to figure out a simple way to accomplish it. Thanks for sharing!

LCSmithSAVED said...

What about just free-handing the first course, then adhering to next paper & free-handing that, etc.? I think I'm gonna try it & will post at Counterfeit Kit...

S said...

Oh that looks great - as tempted as I am by the fun aspect of it, I can't make myself commit the time. Good for you.

Lisa said...

great job but too labor intensive.

JulieJ said...

I have been thinking of making some, since every time I try to buy chevron paper is sold out. I was trying to work out how to do it - how daft that I never thought to check on-line for tutorials!!!

Julia said...

I love how your paper turned out! I especially love that you made it out of scraps!