String Art Canvas Tutorial!
Isn't this fun?
String art (that's what I'm calling it) is something I've been meaning to try out for a while now. I'm not sure if it's something I saw somewhere once, or if my mind made it up, but I like it!
It's very simple. But, striking, too!
And so easy. YAY!
All you need is canvas(or old frames and fabric), string and fabric glue.
You can definitely do this on a store bought canvas, but if you're too cheap to buy those (like me) then make your own "canvases" with old frames and fabric! Here's how:
- Find a frame(light in color, so it doesn't show through your fabric) and discard(read: save for something, somewhere, someday) the glass and backing. Then cut a rectangle of medium-heavyweight fabric just large enough to fit around the back.
- Start gluing to the back of the frame, pulling the fabric nice and taught. The back doesn't have to look nice, but do take care to make a tidy fold on the corners.
Ta-da! A canvas frame. Sorta.
Then you'll want to lightly draw a design, tracing a stencil or printed image if desired.
Put a small amount of glue along your traced lines, and gently pat string onto the glue. That's it!
Let it dry, and hang on two nails. Easy, right?
I put mine in my bathroom. Remember this post when I said I wanted to cover my bathroom in sailboat pictures? It's coming along nicely! Thanks to every thrift store I've been to in the last several months.
I just love my two newest additions!
Placed glamorously next to the toilet paper.
The bathroom is still a work in progress(you can see a couple of frames are actually still empty), but it already makes me so happy to be in it! I just love it! Don't you love it when you decorate a room and it just feels like home? Something you'll be happy with for a long time? Me too.
I love a neutral, monochromatic look, but this type of picture would be fun in different colors, too! I might do some brighter colors with white string kites in Paige's room.
I hope you have fun making some! Take care!