I have been trying all sorts of variations with the incire patterns and I decided to try a full page background for a layout. The paper I chose is yellow on one side and has an interesting dotted pattern on the other side.
In this close up shot you can see how the design looked after cutting. I alternated the directions of the rows of cuts to add more interest.
Once the design is cut, the first step is to lift each half loop and fold it over.
Then you simply tuck each loop under the oval next to it, all the way along the row.
Here are the first two rows after folding and tucking.
You could choose to cut only a few rows and leave part of the background plain.
I liked the idea of filling the page to add a lot of texture.
Just keep folding and tucking, one row at a time. I think it is easier to fold all of the loops and then tuck them all at that same time.
If you want to layer the finished page over another color you can get a very complicated look that is actually quite easy to make. The end loops should be fastened down with a bit of adhesive (I haven't done that yet).
Now I just have to look around for some photos to use on this page (maybe I should have started with the photos and then chosen the paper!).
What do you think? Do you like the look or is it too busy? I don't think any of these photos show the texture very well - I'll take some more shots when I finish the page...
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