Monday, March 24, 2014

DIY String Art Monogram

Here's a step-by-step guide of how I made the B string art previously blogged about here.

Tools needed:
Scrap piece of wood, painted
Washi Tape
Ruler or Measuring Tape
DMC RetorsMat embroidery floss
Step 1: Use washi to create your design
Step 2: Starting from the corners, hammer your nails 1/3 through the board.
Make sure that you space the nails out evenly! 
Step 3: Remove the washi tape
Step 4: Pick one color of the DMC embroidery floss and start randomly weaving the thread.
Don't worry if it looks weird and ugly at this time! The colors will look better once you pile them on.
Step 5: Add other colors (I used 4 colors for this one), without cutting off the thread of the previous colors used, so that you can layer them on top of each other. 
Step 6: Knot the ends onto the nails, and cut off the excess parts.

I finished this craft in under two hours.

Happy hammering!