Then I get conflicted because generally I get on bandwagons late because, I don’t know, it is my own trend? And posting them seems redundant.
There are two new techniques I have been wanting to try and one I have done many times before but wanted to have a new twist on.
I have been really interested in the look of the nail and string art and the ombre color effect. Originally I just thought of doing it separately but then, but THEN, I thought “huh, that would be cute together on those little scrap pieces of wood that I have that were going to spell some five letter word”
Yeah, sorry my brain can be a scary, spastic place, sometimes I think it looks like if you hyped up a ping pong ball and set it free in a room with no windows or doors.
BUT ANYWAYS. Here is where that mind ramble got me:
What do you think? I was pretty excited because it is like the crafting trifecta and also, because I have not seen this combination around. I am not saying it isn’t, I just haven’t seen it.
I am sure the whole idea is pretty self explanatory so here is a quick tutorial if you still need it:
First grab your scrap wood, if you want to sand it, do that first, I liked the non sanded look for this project. Then get your spray paint, you could use acrylic but spray paint is faster and easier. I used a darker teal, lighter teal and white.
I started at the bottom with the darkest color and spray painted straight across all the blocks. Then the middle and then the lighter.
After that I cut out my letters and traced them on the blocks.
Then I added in the mini nails.
And started stringing! I just tied my crochet thread to one nail and then wrapped until the whole letter was outlined and filled in.
When I was done, I just tied the end to the leftover from the beginning and trimmed the rest.
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