Hola amigos. Today we are going to talk about BIG artwork. Like huge. Cuz sometimes you need to cover a giant space. At camp we have ginormous walls that needed to be covered, so we took the awesome approach and made some giant string art.
These are ginormous. Each is made from two pieces of plywood… so they are 4′ x 16′ each. We also made some smaller 1″ x 12″ x 4′, which would be the perfect size for your home. Check it out:
Here’s how you do it:
1. Using a word processing program, choose the wording and font you like. Then print as a rasterbation (like our April Fool’s prank) click here for more information on how to do that. Place your print out on your board. (If you use a 1″ x 12″ board the 11.5″ x 8″ paper fits perfectly.)
2. Nail the corners of your letters to hold your print out in place.
3. Add nails at equal intervals around the perimeter of your letters.
5. Grab your yarn… it is important to use yarn as opposed to other types of string (say, kite string for example, cuz we tried that, boo.) Yarn stretches and will make your life easy. Other string could be difficult to work with and cause frustration.
6. Tie off at one corner and begin wrapping your yarn from one nail to the next in a random pattern, making sure each nail is included. It’s also a good idea to make sure you outline the letters, since it helps to define each character.
7. Repeat step 6 for each letter. Then look at the awesomeness.
8. Check it out… so awesome!
Also, as you see in the night shot at the top, our HUGE piece on the right of the photo, we left the letters as negative (empty) space and the background is all yarn. We accomplished this by placing a nail boarder around the perimeter of the board and then using the string in the same manner (tying off, stringing from one nail to the next in a random pattern) but making sure to leave the letters open and free of yarn.
I am not gonna lie. It’s pretty epic.
What would you say in string?