Get Your Chevron Art On!

Get Your Chevron Art On!

One of the paper craft pattern trends of the year is the chevron. The chevron is basically a series of V’s in a row, but the pattern can either be bold or somewhat subtle depending on the color and level of contrast. The chevron art pattern dates back to 1800 BC and was used on pottery and architecture by the ancient Greeks. The chevron art pattern was revived in the 1960s in the Art Deco movement, as well as in fashion. Chevrons are a hot style again, and depending on its application, it can definitely evoke a fresh and modern feel.
 
You can add chevron art accents in many different ways in your paper projects. Try making your own chevron art pattern by cutting striped paper at a 45 degree angle, and then cutting 1” strips parallel to that angle. Alternate the striped pattern to create the classic V pattern.
 
Or try cutting a dynamic chevron border, by cutting chevron or “V” shapes from various patterned papers. You can mix a variety of patterns together, but in a new and fresh way.
 
Adding sewing strategies to your pages can also add some chevron flair. Add zigzag stitching as accents on your scrapbook pages, or attach rickrack to mimic the trendy pattern.
 
Whatever the application, the chevron art pattern is sure to make a strong impression in your next project!