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String art and flower

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This started out as an experiment, one of those “see a technique, try it” self-contained experiments that have no purpose other than to have a go at something. Of course, me being me, I couldn’t leave a perfectly good bit of string art sitting unused for long.

The string art is in four colours — not from any well thought out plan, but because I decided to use embroidery floss from a bundle I had acquired at some point (I suspect it was for braiding friendship bracelets) and that is how long the pieces were. Luckily I happened to start with the darkest of the greens so I ended up with a nice gradient.

I used Zig markers and a bit of water to add some matching colour around the string edges.

The flower was die-cut from fabric. The centre layer is from a very old piece of gold-coloured leather that was then tinted with Copic marker. The other layers were cut from patterned cotton treated with Terial Magic, which stiffens the fabric and minimises fraying.

I mounted the flower over the top of some skeleton leaves. It needed something more on the background though, so I daubed Distress ink through a faux cross-stitch screen to give a bit of texture and added some coloured drops.

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  • stencils:
    Dreamweaver – faux cross-stitch screen
  • Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers:
    045 pale green, 047 may green, 036 light blue, 051, lemon yellow
  • fabric:
    patterned cotton
    gold leather
  • embellishments:
    skeleton leaves
    Tonic Nuvo – jewel drops – key lime
  • paper and card:
    Papermill Direct – luxury artist watercolour
    Hunkydory Adorable Scorable – evergreen
  • miscellaneous:
    embroidery floss

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This card was created in September 2017

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