Card Inspiration – String Art

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:

  1. Cotton string that you normally use for crochet or knitting projects, preferably white
  2. Paint, ink refills, watercolour or any colouring agent of your choice as long as it’s liquid
  3. Small plates
  4. Card stock

Here’s how:

  1. Cut a long piece of string, around 18 inches long
  2. Prepare some inks/paint on your small plates
  3. Dip and soak your string on your prepared plates of ink/paint.
  4. 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!
  5. 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’
  6. Place another card stock on top of your string, simply put, you now have a piece of string sandwiched between 2 card stocks
  7. With heavy pressure on top of the 2 sandwiched cards stock, pull the string out.
  8. Remove the top card stock and see your unique work of art
  9. 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.

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