The other day my friend Del wrote a guest post for me about string pulling. Now, I’ve had this image…
…from Pinterest sitting in my “things to try” folder for absolutely ages. Then one day on Facebook I see that Del has tried that very thing! And made such a beautiful job of it too.
So I finally decided to have a go. My first attempt wasn’t so great – the red one.
A little bit too much paint. It was about this time that I decided I would message Del and ask her to write a tutorial. But when I’d grabbed the equipment and taken it to my temporary art studio (in bed because I have the flu)…
…I grabbed two types of string. The red one was done with proper string, like twine. The purple one was done with a thinner knotting cord, and I scraped the excess paint off too. That seemed to work a lot better.
Which is when I decided to get fancy. I went with several bits of string, and a rainbow!
It came out really pretty, but I wasn’t quite quick enough and the red paint started to dry before I did the pulling.
If you’d like to learn how to do it, definitely go and read that guest post from Del. It’s very good, and includes sensible instructions like using a long piece of string instead of the piddly little pieces I used in the rainbow piece. And there’s a mesmerizing video of some string actually being pulled.
She also advocates trying different mediums and different strings, and even not putting paper on the top before you pull. I definitely intend to experiment more. Once I’ve gotten over the flu.
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