Dear Chicago House,
In a bid to create some thing for your bare walls I committed to the ” Imagine the Impossibilities” challenge last week.
… and I am sort of failing at the “filling your bare walls” bit because I have decided that the string art I am making is going to go in the beachy room at your sibling house in St Louis. That too needs some wall love so not a complete fail!
So the words I decided on were SEA & SAND and I designed a template in Adobe Illustrator which acted as my “nail here” blue print.(being a graphic designer has its uses).
I bought a 2′ x 2′ board from home depot and covered it in a layer of thin batting topped with white fabric…curtain lining salvaged from the original disgusting drapes that adorned your windows.
I set to work banging in the nails (#18 3/4″ zinc nails), my template worked really well and much to my amazement no hammer accidents occurred. All fingers are intact.
Here is my board with about 90% of the nails banged in.
You can see there are not all perfectly vertical, I hope that does not become an issue.
Next step …adding the string. can’t wait to get going with that.
Update: Mission completed see the stingtabulous creation
Creative in Chicago
10 thoughts on “String Art in Progress”
I love this! I'm excited to see your final product!
Wow! Can't wait to see what that turns into …
So glad step one was completed without any trips to the hospital!
It looks great – love the wording! Can't wait to see your big reveal!!
Such great progress! I can't wait to see the finished product. I love your choice of words…and might need to make me one of these. 🙂
looking FABULOUS!!!!!!!!! drum roll please……. : )
I can't wait to see this, you made a lot of progress. I'm a new follower and I've taken on the challenge also. Good Luck
Ladies the board has been strung …but my camera battery died so I have not yet had a chance to photograph it. Thanks for all of your lovely comments.
Looking forward to seeing you wall Linda!
Do you have to wood? Is there any other material I could use, like a canvas or something?
I don't think canvas would work …you can't nail into canvas.