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« on: March 31, 2010 10:14:46 PM »

I got the pattern off the string art fun website, and made this for my son.  I covered a 12x12 plywood board with blue velvet.   I think I like string art.  It was easy and fun!!

I want to do some flowers I found on the boy scout website next.  Now, where did my husband hide that hammer?  Just Kidding!!

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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2010 11:46:11 PM »

I remember trying to do something like that once, I don't think I got very far on it.  Thats really cool Smiley


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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2010 03:10:45 AM »

I'm really going to date myself now, but I used to do a load of than in the 70s (I hasten to add I was a child!) - mum would bang the tacks in (using pull out pattern sheets from a string art magazine) and I got to do the winding. It was supposed to help my numeracy, I personally think it was slave labour Wink They are so much fun, and I bet your son is delighted with his ship Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2010 04:17:05 AM »

Wow... I haven't seen string art for literally decades. This reminds me of the billiard room under my grandparents' long-demolished house... it had an old 1950s lounge room setting, smelled like dust and machine oil and was forever being invaded by possums and clock spiders.

That said, I'm totally digging your artwork.  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2010 10:20:44 AM »

I'm gonna date myself too!!  I remember when string art was done with copper wire on black velvet!!  I thought they were sooo cool!! 

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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2010 06:19:47 PM »

I think I'm going to date myself too. I made one in school some where around grade 4 (that would be ohhh about 32 years ago!).

I remember making a mushroom of all things!! Why didn't I choose something cool? lol
I made it on brown velvet with metalic threads of gold and copper.

I bet your son will love his 'new' piece of art!
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