Hmmm - when Clair contacted guest designers for her Stitching On Paper series she shared a list of the class techniques and let us choose what to join in with. Today's topic brought back memories from my youth when String Art was all the rage. I can remember hammering hundreds of pin tacks into chipboard, winding miles of embroidery thread back and forth around them and making several pieces of wall art for my teenage bedroom. I have no idea where they are now and there are certainly no photos around so I jumped at the chance of incorporating a blast from the past into a layout.
Rather than pin tacks to my cardstock I pricked holes in it and stitched through them with metallic threads.
I used a Crafters Workshop circle template to mark out even divisions around a quarter circle on the back of my cardstock using a white gel pen. A ruler helped me to add extra points radiating out from the centre of and I set to work with my needle to make the holes.
Once they were done I had a happy hour sitting in front of the TV sewing back and forth, back and forth, back and forth ... before matting and layering my photos and journalling.
Clair has lots more ideas for incorporating string art into your crafting - check them out here - there's even a chance of a prize for joining in before September 8th!