Thursday, January 12, 2012

From Zig Zags to Argyle

Hey peeps! Popping in quickly to share a bit of a tutorial that I have up on the Skipping Stones Design Blog today. Love the new zig-zag (chevron) design in the Grunge 2 stamp set? Well check out some fun ways to use it...

Supplies Used: soup cans, spray paint, 2 shades of green ink, Versamark, white embossing powder, kraft, white and green cardstock, twine, buttons


There is the traditional zig-zag pattern...


Or how about stamping it one direction, then changing color, flipping the stamp and stamping it in the opposite direction. You get a cool argyle pattern...

Dig out those dye based markers and ink them up in a rainbow of colors... 


Here is an example of the argyle pattern used on a tag...


And here is one pattern paper that was created by embossing the design in white embossing powder....

8 comments:

Janelle said...

How cool! I love your creativity with background stamps... wondering if I have any that I can try this out. :o)

Wendy said...

Awesome tutorial Wendy!! Super ideas!!! Thank you so much!!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

So creative! Love the argyle!

Piyu said...

This is awesome! Thanks so much for the tutorial Wendy!

jo (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

Awesome tutorial! I'm really going to have to give it a try! :)

Jingle said...

You rock, you know that, right?

StampendousGraphics said...

So hopefully you got the zig zag thing out of your bloodstream now, huh?... this is very cool and creative!

Emily Leiphart said...

Great post, Wendy! I love your argyle idea for the chevrons and they look fabulous heat embossed.