Monday, July 13, 2015

He & She - Round 2 for May Arts Prima Ribbonista Call

I have been rolling around an idea for string art for a while and round 2 for the May Arts design team call was the perfect project to bring it all together.

Sometimes in meetings I doodle these little architectural people so I blew a pair up on the copy machine and had my brother cut them out of wood for me.

Then I had to get the wood figures a background that would work with the string art.

I painted them both with white heavy body acrylic paint.

Next I stamped both shapes with a Viva Las VegaStamps! background stamp, dictionary page in archival ink.

I used my Faber Castel big brush pen in black to outline both shapes.

I sanded the edges so the outline wasn't so bold.

Next I pounded small flathead nails in the shapes I wanted to create with string, his heart and her skirt.

I used May Arts burlap string in red for his heart.  I started at the bottom point and just started wrapping the string around the nails. Then I wrapped a boarder around, tied a knot, trimmed the string and but a dab of glue just in case.

I did the same with her skirt using the May Arts burlap string in pink.

I am so happy with how these turned out and how easy it was with this burlap string!

Aren't they CUTE!!

The bow of her skirt is May Arts 1-1/4" silk ribbon in violet.

Isn't is great how the background shows through the string?!!!

Thanks for coming by, I hope you liked my project and wish me luck!!