If at First you Don’t Succeed… String Art Retake

If at first you don’t succeed, fail a little less the next time.  Tonight I gave String Art a second try.  I’m happier, but not quite there yet.

String Art Retake

After my initial attempt, I did some more searches and I found a picture of a free form string art in a little boys room.  For some reason, I didn’t pin it and I have never been able to find it again, but it was affixed directly to the wall instead of to a piece of wood or canvas.  At some point I became I fixated on having the string art attached to something other than the wall.  But, when I saw that picture, I thought I would give it a try.

I basically outlined a letter S on the wall with a pencil and then started adding nails.  I realized as I was nailing that I would need to vary the distance of the nails depending on what part of the letter I was at.  The tighter the curve, the closer together the nails needed to be to mimic the curve.  I also realized while nailing that I now had 40 or so nail holes in my wall.  Hmm.  Interesting. Then I realized that if and when I paint that wall, I have no idea how I will paint behind the art. So, something to think about if you are thinking of trying this!

Once all of the nails were in, I used ombre embroidery floss as the sting. I loved this part. It was very relaxing, sort of zen like.  After I had added a few layers of string, I stepped back and checked things out.  That’s when I realized I wasn’t thrilled with the shape of the S.  I like the top, but I would love the bottom curve to curve in a little more.  It’s not terrible, but not exactly what I wanted.  Not bad enough to start over, at least not right now.

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  • Marie | August 26, 2014 | Reply

    I think it looks GREAT! Wonderful job! 🙂

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