Wednesday, July 25, 2018

String Art Cards

Good Morning!  Beth from Beth's Beauties here with you today.  The cards I am sharing with you use the Raisin Boat Flourishing Thoughts stamp set and some string art.
I don't know about you, but I have seen string art all over the internet!  I wanted to try my hand at it and I knew the Flourishing Thoughts stamp set would be the perfect accent to these cards.
Supplies I used for the string art include:  Recollections 100# white cardstock, size 10 crochet thread, and Distress Oxide reinkers.  The ones I used are Peacock Feathers, Wild Honey, and Wilted Violet.
You add about 2 feet of your thread onto a foam plate and squeeze some drops of reinker onto it.  Massage the ink into your thread (I used a disposable glove for this part) and then pinch the thread at the top and run your fingers all the way down the thread, removing the excess ink.  Lay the thread however you want on a piece of white A2 carstock that is placed in the middle of a phone book.  Add another piece of white cardstock on top of the string and close the phone book.  Press down on the book while you pull out the string from the bottom.  The result is a mirrored image like the ones above!
The best part is that you can re-use your string!  Above you can see the second use of the string (without reinking) next to the first.  Below, the first card shows the third use of the blue reinker, which is quite faint, but I added the third use of the yellow with it for more visual interest.  The card on the right was the second use of the yellow string.
Here you can see the first and second use of the purple.  All the cards needed were the meaningful sentiments from the Flourishing Thoughts stamp set, some washi tape, enamel dots, twine and patterned paper to compliment the lovely designs from the string art.

Remember, we have this Mood Board Challenge going on right now! Here is the inspiration photo for it. You can use the pictures, theme, and/or colors to enter.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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1 comment:

  1. Love this. I've been wanting to try this technique for a while and maybe this is the push that will get me there.