Hetty from Craft Chaos posted a technique challenge over at Club Scrap. The technique was an updated form of creating a mosaic or herringbone pattern with paper strips and carpet tape. There are many different ways to get this look. Here are a few "older" videos and demonstrations for these techniques and some "older" cards using those techniques.
I have quite the stash of washi tape and wanted to create the same look. I completed these mosaic backgrounds rather quickly with no trouble at all, much easier than little strips of paper. The next morning I went to take photos and most of the edges had lifted up. Bummer. I think a coat of glue on top should fix that. I used Reunion Greetings to Go for the bases and added some extra embellishments.
I also created a digital version of the herringbone technique using Botanicals. The first attempt was a disaster! Nothing lined up. Then I sat and really thought about the mathematics involved. I created layers with a 45 degree angle.
Then I made many layers as a 90 degree "V" and started filling up the spaces.
The card came together more quickly with everything aligning. I am very happy with the digi version!
Thanks for looking and have a fabulous day!