Sunday, June 10, 2018

Boy did I get to play yesterday. This technique is called String Art and it is so easy and so much fun. You place a piece of card stock in an open phone book. Do you remember those! I have a little one and it worked just fine. Put a puddle of reinker in a container. Then take a piece of twine or cord about 15" long and smoosh it in the reinker until it is saturated with ink leaving it clean several inches from the bottom. .Swirl your twine over the card stock in any pattern you like and leave the tail of the twine out of the bottom of the book. Put another piece of card stock over the twine and close the phone book. Put pressure on the book with one hand as you slowly pull the twine out. You will get two mirror images on your paper. You can do it again with two new pieces of card stock before reinking and you will get two softer images. A catalog or heavy book will work just as well.  Here are the ones I did yesterday. The top picture is the mirror image with the first pull. The second picture is the first pull on the left and the second pull without reinking on the right. The last one is the first pull.
I googled stamping with string and many videos came up. There is a beautiful video making irises https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ccIreGQdm4 that I would like to try also. She starts with the string about 12 1/2 minutes into the video. One last hint - wear gloves! Be kind to one another.




15 comments:

  1. I've really been wanting to try this so today I just might have to do it. Yours came out so pretty!
    Lynn

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  2. Oh my goodness--what amazing results! How come we spent a small fortune on stamps?!--haha Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Brenda. Wish we were close enough to play together!

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  3. A brilliant effect using this technique, Brenda. Thanks for the inspiration to try it. xx

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  4. How neat...we must have seen the same video. You just reminded me of it, I need to try this also... Now I would like to see the cards you make with these designs. Don't you just love new techniques...so many and so little time...lol!

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  5. Oh my goodness, they are works of art!! Wow!! The designs are amazing!! I would make a huge mess if I tried this!! Love, love them, my friend!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  6. Hi Brenda, a very pretty technique to try out, love the pretty effect the string pulling gives. Have a wonderful week... Megan

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  7. Oh golly gosh Brenda, these are amazing and I have just got to try this for myself. Thanks for the link. Of thave a watch. Hugs Mrs A.

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  8. I never heard of this before. I will love to see what you do with these too. Neat design patterns from it.

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  9. Wow Brenda! What a clever technique! I have never tried it, but definitely I will!!! I am going to watch the video, now. I love your amazing creations, my friend. Kisses!!!

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  10. These are lovely, Brenda. Great job with that technique!

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  11. Oh my, I was watching one of these videos by Lydia (I love her videos) and saw her do this. My gracious, your efforts turned out just as nicely as hers did. Love these shapes, and can't wait to see you make these into cards! You are doing SO many new nifty techniques! Hope all is going well. TFS & Hugs

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  12. OMGosh, I've never heard of this! Your tries came out so great, I thought they were stamped artsy flowers! lol Calillies to be exact! Very creative and looks like lots of fun! Hugs, Brenda

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  13. Isn't that the coolest thing? I saw a posting on FB of someone doing this just as we were having the BC Retreat and we all tried it, too! I have to say, Brenda, all of your pulls came out better than any of ours did, but we had such fun playing with this technique!! Hugs, Darnell

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  14. These are fabulous Brenda, I have seen this technique but have never tried it!
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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