I know, I know, it’s already the end of July, people are shifting their minds to back-to-school, but I’m desperately clinging to summer :). I’ve been seeing so many awesome string art projects everywhere the last couple of months and I had this vision in my mind of warm, yellow twine on a dark wood background. I had already purchased a “Hello” wood cut-out back when I made my Hello Summer! Painted Summer Blocks and I thought it would go perfectly with a big yellow sunshine, “Hellooo Sunshine!”.
I started the project off with a trip to Home Depot where I bought a 1×4″ poplar board and had them cut it into 16″ pieces. I stained the boards with an “Ash” stain to give them a nice dark color. I used Silhouette Studio to create a sunshine design and I used a sharpie to plot out where I was going to put the nails. Since I was just gluing the boards together I didn’t want to glue them until after I was finished putting the nails in so I laid the boards out and taped my sunshine outline in place and began hammering. Once I got going I didn’t exactly follow my pre-planned dots I just kind of eyeballed the spacing. When I had all of the nails in I glued the boards together and added a little extra stability by putting 3 paint sticks on the back and gluing the boards to them.
Now the fun part, wrapping the string! I started with the circle and just tied the string to one nail and started wrapping it in different patterns around the circle. then I went around each of the sun’s “rays” .
I love how it turned out and I have so many more ideas …string art may be my new obsession