How To Tuesdays: Valentine's Day String Art

How To Tuesdays: Valentine's Day String Art

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I love string art!  This is a fun and easy project you can do with a few simple materials and about 30-60 minutes of your time.   If you are in Chicago, join our class on Valentine's Day.  It is all ages and only $25.  You can sign up here. If not, we will have a kit for sale soon!

Supplies Needed: 8 X 10 wood panel, heart stencil, pencil, tiny nails, hammer, white paint or gesso, paint brush, and twine

Step One: Prime your wood panel with gesso or white paint

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Step Two: Trace with pencil around a heart stencil 

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Step Three: Pound nails in around pencil outline about 1/2 inch apart

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Step Four: Tie your twine securely around one nail.  Twist around the nail and then move across the design and go around a new nail with your twine. Repeat this process until you have filled the heart in.

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Step Five: Twist around each nail in the heart to create and outline.  Tie off the string securely and cut.  Viola! 

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Hang your art and be proud! 

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Stay tuned for next week's project: Painted Heart Art

Nicole