Here’s something that you can try at home that’s easy and lots of fun. Most likely, you already have all the materials in your craft box/room/studio. Not only is this technique so much fun but you can also share the technique with your kids or other crafty friends. It’s a great excuse to get together for a crafty afternoon with your besties.
You will need:
- Cotton string that you normally use for crochet or knitting projects, preferably white
- Paint, ink refills, watercolour or any colouring agent of your choice as long as it’s liquid
- Small plates
- Card stock
- Cut a long piece of string, around 18 inches long
- Prepare some inks/paint on your small plates
- Dip and soak your string on your prepared plates of ink/paint.
- Wring out your string for any excess ink/paint. You don’t want it to be too wet. If it’s dripping, it’s too wet!
- Place your card stock on the table, slowly lower your string on the card stock in a spiral shape. I like to form an ‘S’
- Place another card stock on top of your string, simply put, you now have a piece of string sandwiched between 2 card stocks
- With heavy pressure on top of the 2 sandwiched cards stock, pull the string out.
- Remove the top card stock and see your unique work of art
- Check out the top card stock, you will find a mirror image. You’ve got 2 images to work with. That’s 2 cards in one go!
I hope that you will give this technique a go. If you would like to do this in class with a group of besties, let me know. Organise a suitable date and time with me. I’m happy to give you additional tips and inspiration in class.