I’ve seen string art a lot on the internet recently and i wanted to give it a go because they look great.
For this you will need:
- Cork-board (whatever size and thickness you want)
- Small oval head nails
- Coloured thread
- Acrylic paint (optional)
- String (for hanging the cork-board)
- Draw out what you want your string art to say in the lettering of your choice in the size that fits your board.
- Cut around the lettering so that it is easier for you to work with and so that you can position them onto the board better.
- Once you’re happy with the layout you can start with the pins. I recommend having thick cardboard or a cutting mat underneath the cork-board as the nails will come through if your board is too thin.
- Start by putting the pins at each point in the lettering then putting the others in between them with a small gap between each pin. Do this for all the lettering.
Just be careful because the nails do stick out at the other side of the board and they are sharp. Another warning the nails are messy, this was what my hands looked like when I was making this.
- Once you’re happy with the placement of the nails you can remove the paper and start with the string. Start by tying the string around the first nail and then start wrapping it around the other nails. You will probably have to go back and start overlapping the string to fill in any gaps that are visible and then once you come to the last nail just tie it around to secure it. You can continue this with all the letters. I chose to do each letter a different colour from the others but you can keep them the same colour if you want to.
- The last step is optional but it gives it a really good look. I have a frame around my board so instead of keeping it plain I wanted to paint it rainbow coloured. I sectioned each side up and painted from red to purple blending each colour together.
This is how it turned out and I’m pretty happy with it.
Hope you enjoyed this and I’ll see you for the next one.