Just like circles, chevrons are a great way to add energy and motion to a page. The v-shaped stripes are bold and graphic and the sharp angles they create can be used to highlight your focal photo. Here's a chevron background I created using a variety of textures - and the steps I used to make it!
I cut my stripes to be different widths and popped some of them up with foam adhesive for even more dimension. I added the title, twine, stitching and some stamping, which also follow the lines of the chevron.
Creating these angled stripes is super easy - with minimal measuring required! Which is a good thing, since I tend to be in the "Measure Once, Cut Wrong" camp! Here's how to do it, step by step!
1. Cut paper strips that are same width (the length will depend on how many points you want your chevron to have. Shorter pieces = more points).
2. Line up the pieces so the ends overlap and they meet at a right angle.
3. Cut the paper in a straight line from the inner corner to the outer corner.
4. Match up the cut ends. Repeat the steps for any remaining intersections!
Easy, right? What is not so easy is holding scissors and paper strips in your right hand while trying to take a photo with the left. The fact that that shot came out even remotely in focus is a minor miracle. But I'm working with limited resources here, and despite my best training efforts, the cats just aren't turning out to be very good photographers.
Hope your Tuesday is totally fab!