Sunday, 1 March 2015

String Art

Hi crafty friends, happy March!
I have been seeing string art all around the crafting world and most recently I have seen it make its way in to scrapbooking.  I love the look of string art and wanted to give it a try on a layout.  I finally found the perfect paper to use!  The constellation paper from Crate Paper Kiss Kiss collection was my inspirational background.  I took a picture of one of my little guys sleeping as the focal point.
To create the string art I first used my Silhouette to cut out the word LOVE in large block letters.  I used a paper piercer to create holes along the letters.  First I did a back stitch all around the letters to create the outline.  Now for the fun part!  Using the holes I made for the outline I criss crossed the string on the inside of all the letters.  I love the final result!  I have to be honest...this took forever, but I think that in the end it was worth it. 

Thanks for stopping by!  

Scrap Your Scraps Design Team Member

Hey everyone it's Cathy M here and I just loved Candaces string art post.  String art is really hot right now and I love it.  It's such a simple and fun art project and I can't wait to make a piece for my wall, but in the meantime I made some string art for a layout!  For this layout I used DMC floss since it was cheap and I could use several different colours.  It is a little thicker than normal string but I didn't mind that.  I cut out the LOVE from the brown paper, then I cut 4 background squares and wrapped a different colour string around each.  I made sure I secured the string to the squares.  Then I just used a heap of foam squares to add dimension and keep the large brown paper a little above my squares!  It wasn't very hard to do this and it was pretty easy to execute once I figured out how to do it!

Scrap Your Scraps Design Team Member

I really loved the idea of doing string art for years and so was inspired to try this on a page... found some letters which I traced onto some white cardstock and then stitched round before doing the weave.  It's a great and effective technique.

Scrap Your Scraps Design Team Member


  1. Wow, these are all amazing!! Very inspiring!

  2. These are awesome! I'm not sure I have the patience for that but I really like the look. Great job everyone!


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