Friday, June 1, 2018

Pull String Art | No stamping cards

Ok so this technique is a little different but it was fun to try and I like adding my own spin on to things. There are many tutorials on youtube showing how to do String Art. I tried it with the Fiskars Stamp Press and Distress Oxide reinkers, items that I have on hand.

Watch the video here!


The distress oxide ink on Kraft paper is fantastic. These were so fun to make. There were some trial and errors as with most new techniques but a few things to note that I learned are;

  • 1. Have lots of paper - I went through a bit of paper using this. I tried using Papertrey Ink cardstock but didn't have much luck with the texture of it. Neenah cardstocks (solar white 80lb, 110lb and Dessert Storm 100lb) worked nicely for me. I did use the "bad" ones as the topper piece and to cut out the die cuts, so there was less waste.


  • 2. Type of string matters - Papertrey Ink Baker's twine gave me the best results. I used PTI's Chocolate Bakers twine but the color didn't have any impact 😂. I used a thinner thread and it gave me a more solid impression; the twine has texture and helped with the cross hatch effect at the bottom.


  • 3. Pressure and Pull - I found it best to hold the Fiskar's Stamp Press firmly but allow enough give for the twine to move easily between the 2 cardstocks. Also this allows you to pull the string out straighter and creates the cone shape.


  • 4. Most importantly - Have fun with it. I tried things that I had on hand. So I don't think it's neccessary to go out and buy acrylic paints or vice versa don't go out and buy reinkers if you have paint. I don't have a large book that I didn't mind getting ink on so that is why I used the Stamp Press. Paint your creations, draw on them, splatter them make multiples on one card. Just enjoy the process. 
Photos of individuals cards below.





 <-------- This one I made while "practicing" and not filming. But I liked it so much I put it into the tutorial.
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You may recognize this from the video above. This one I showed what I did from start to finish. I really like the texture and colors. The white pigment ink blended over kraft card and then popped up with foam mounting tape on a blank Kraft card base is really soft and pretty.

<--------  This is my "untouched" version. I have a few clips of making this one in the video tutorial. I added a bit of cross hatching to the lower end of the lily but kept it cleaner then the other 2.


Whoah... still me with me? I know that was a lot! Thank you for reading all this and spending some time with me. Let me know which out of the 3 you like the best in the comments below! or have you tried this technique before? What was your experience?



Papertrey Ink Products Used:
Simply Chartreuse Cardstock <-------- click
Baker's Twine Chocolate <-------- click


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