Friday, June 29, 2018

Rainbow String Art

Today I am sharing the String Technique.  This has been a huge trend lately.  It's great for so many projects!  And it's lots of fun!

My base is Basic Black with 1/8" layers of Bermuda Bay, Pineapple Punch, Melon Mambo and Whisper White. 
I stamped the dragonfly from Touches of Texture and the sentiment from All Things Thanks.
Both are stamped in Memento Black Ink.
My ink refill colors were: Bermuda Bay, Pineapple Punch and Melon Mambo

String Technique: 
You need: Bakers Twine & ink refills, gloves and a place to drip your inks (I used a paper plate)
Put a few drops of your ink refill (desired color/colors) on the paper plate... leave space in between if you're using multiple colors.
Cut a piece of bakers twine. 
Put your glove on the hand that will be inking up the twine.  Use your gloved hand to press the end of the twine into the first color ink, then move it to the next color and ink up the next uninked portion of the twine, so on and so forth.
Take 2 card fronts: place one inside of a book you don't care about, lay the string in a design of your choice on the cardstock (leave a tail so you can pull), lay the other piece of cardstock on top, close the book, push down with one hand and pull the string with the other.  
Go again!  You don't have to add more ink to the string each time.  I found I could do it about 2-3 times depending on how bold or light I wanted my image. 

So fun!  Go try it out!  
Don't have supplies yet? Visit my online store!  Pick out ink refills, bakers twine and cardstock and start creating!

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