A demo friend showed me this Herringbone technique while we were at Leadership Conference in San Antonion this past January. I have been having lots of fun introducing it to you guys at various events and clubs since that point. I think we're probably responsible for a little "run" on the Paisley Petals Designer Series Papers!
The term "herringbone" has been around for a long time, and refers to the repeated"vee" shapes that are indeed, found in the bones of a herring! I did a little quick research and discovered that Emperor Hadrian's villa had a herringbone-patterned tile floor. Brick houses in Tudor England often used the pattern, and it is a common motif in woodworking and parquetry floors still today.
In papercrafting, this technique is SUPER EASY! No tutorial needed. Just cut a bunch of half-inch wide strips of any patterned papers that look well together. Cover a card-front-sized piece of scrap cardstock with the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets. Then, lay one strip diagonally across it. Butt another strip of the same pattern up against at a right angle. This creates a triangle or vee. Continue laying strips in that vee shape until you reach the end of the cardstock.
Continue on the other side by butting up a strip against the main diagonal one to create another right angle. Lay the strips in their vees untill the whole piece is covered.
TIP: this is a great technique to use when you have a lot of kind of 'ho-hum' patterned papers, or downright ugly patterns, to use up. In such small strips, and all together like this, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Wow... listen to me sounding all math-like.
Here's another version using the same supplies. I can't wait to try this with some other Designer Series Papers, too. But not right now! I have to get to the Post Office and mail out some new-demonstrator information packets to interested parties. There are catalogs, informational sheets, several cards, and individualized notes about Sale A Bration specials from me inside. If YOU would like more information on becoming a Stampin' Up demonstrator, whether just for your own discount, as a fun hobby, to pay off some bills or have a BLAST with a new career like I am, just let me know. I'd be happy to make a trip to the Post Office for YOU!