Lorraine here today sharing a layout created featuring one of the many inspirational techniques taught at the most recent GoGo Getaway. I just loved Niki’s string art class and was lucky enough to take part in it. As you can see Niki’s original design was a Christmas themed layout with string art elements of Christmas trees and baubles.
In fact I loved this idea so much I decided to use this cool technique for a layout documenting my granddaughters first trip to Disneyland. For my design I decided to focus on the iconic Mickey Mouse ears to really add that special touch.
With the long dark damp days of January it is difficult to get a really clear and bright photo but hopefully in the close up below you can see the mint metallic thread used for the string art. The silver sequins compliment the silver sparkle running through the thread.
This really is a simple yet effective technique. To recreate simply trace the desired shape and use a paper piercer to create holes (or use a Silhouette file and cut with the perforated setting as I did for a super quick alternative). Using lengths of thread weave randomly across from hole to hole. Niki used brads instead of pierced holes, winding the thread around these before stringing the thread to another brad and so on.
Sitting working on this layout reminded me of the string art sail boat that was hanging in my parents house back in the late 70’s; gold thread, tiny brass pin tacks and all backed on black felt. Who else can remember these?!