I am a tool girl. I love playing with my paper tools and figuring out different ways to use them beyond the package directions. And I really love it when I can use my tools to make something that is a current trend, like chevron stripes.
To make these chevron stripes, I cut six 3/4″ wide pieces of paper that were about 6″ long. Then I put them through my paper crimper on a diagonal. Three strips went in starting on the right, and 3 went in on the left so that the directions of the stripes were alternating. I glued the stripes on to a scrap of paper being sure to alternate the direction of the diagonals. As a final touch, I lightly sanded the crimped ridges to show the detail of my faux chevron stripes.
I really like how this turned out and am sure I will try it again on future projects. How about you? Will you give it a try?
(All papers and embellishments are from Little Yellow Bicycle’s Paradise collection.)