Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tutorial Tuesday - Bargello


Ink pads in a variety of colours
Small rubber stamps
Pencil crayons
Exacto Knife (not shown)
Metal Ruler (not shown)
Cutting Mat (not shown)
Cut your cardstock into a variety of widths, then stamp images onto cardstock. You may wish to colour areas on the images and this would be a good time to do that.
Lay strips of cardstock onto a double sided sheet of sticky tape carefully so there is no space between the strips. Trim edges that are hanging over.

The next step is to cut your strips. Turn your cardstock so the strips are horizontal, and using an exacto knife, cut strips into various widths. I cut in widths of 1/4", 1/2", 1", 1 1/2".
Starting from the centre, lay your pieces down onto cardstock. This can be done with glue, spray adhesive or double sided sticky tape.
Turn your piece over and trim edges with an exacto knife
When your bargello piece is cut to the size you want, finish it off by matting it.
These are the items I made with my bargello: two cards and a cheque book cover.

Try This:

- Stamp a large image in the same colour as your paper, and then use a smaller image and stamp in a co-ordinating darker colour
- If you do not have double-sided sticky tape sheets, Elmer's spray adhesive can be substituted
- Use a roller stamp with ink and cartridge
- Use those dollar-store clear acrylic stamps; there are many small flower images
- Use up your scraps. If you have different sizes of cardstock, simply butt the ends to join the two pieces


pescbrico said...

I love this technique, it's like quilting on a card! This is great!

K Hutchinson said...

WOW this is awesome! I love how they look like quilt! So beautiful! What a great way to use up some scraps too!

Debbie - StudioBeeCreations said...

What a VERY VERY Cool Idea!!!!You know how I cant throw any scraps away!!!!....love it, love it!!!!

Heather Grow said...

Awesome tutorial, Beth. This technique looks very doable for me.

Risa said...

Very unique Beth! I love the tutorial and that checkbook cover is gorgeous.

Penny said...

Great technique Beth - thanks very much for a great way to use up scraps too.

Corie said...


Ila said...

This is a Wonderful tutorial and technique...looks like patchwork..great idea!!

Chelsea said...

I love this technique ... it is a great way to use my scraps ... thanks for sharing


Sharon in NE said...

Beautifully done. I love that technique.

Ila said...

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Can hardly wait to see pics when you get your new puppy...Ila :)

StampNScrapJunkie said...

Love it! I'll have to give it a try!

Maria said...

Oh my, Beth! What a fabulous project. You're right. . .it's a great way to use up your scraps. Thank you for the tutorial. You did a fabulous job!


Stacy Sheldon said...

This looks like such a cool way to use up scraps, Beth Thanks so much for the up close photos that makes it so much of an Ah-Ha! thing. :)

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous technique! Great job!

Linda M. Cain said...

Wonderful tutorials. I tried the Bargello one a card once and love it, too!