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Playing with a Trending Art Process

Hey, let's just have fun and experiment! 

We are going to play with a trending art form 
that you may have seen a bit about;  
String Art. 
It is fun and easy and the results are pretty incredible.


You will want to use a watery consistency of medium 
as your "ink".  You can use diluted acrylic paints, Gelatos or Splash inks
You then saturate pieces of twine in the colors of your choice.  
I prefer using gloved hands for the next few steps.  Sometimes I like messy artsy looking hands, but I had literally just had my nails done this day and did not want to lose my French mani. ;-) 
Now, lay the twine in a meandering pattern from the top to the bottom of your paper.  You can use an art journal, as I did here with my Dylusions journal, card stock or even a premade craft card.  You basically just need two pieces of paper to sandwich over your twine. 

Now,  close the book or turn your second piece of paper over the first and hold it down with one hand while you pull the string with your other hand.  Do this slowly and don't push on the paper or pull on the string too hard.  
 And, there you have it.  Two beautiful images that fast!!!  This is great for quick art, a card or just a fun experiment with the kiddos. 
 I added a couple more pulls in other colors.  The "red" color here is actually more fuchsia in person.  I found that the green pull did not end exactly as the other two because the twine was not quite as wet.  I purposefully rang some of the ink out of it to see if the result would be softer.  They were not softer...it just did not flow as prettily over the paper as I pulled the twine.  So, for best results use very wet twine.  Good stuff to know.   

And, there you have it.  A fun and quick project.  I mean you can go crazy with these.  My next is going to be on a black background with white ink or paint.  How striking will that be?!  
So, go give it a try this weekend and make some fun string art for yourself! 
Thanks for joining me! 
Steph S. 
for AlteredPages.com

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