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« on: January 27, 2013 05:24:20 AM »

Does everyone remember the joy of discovering string paintings ? Those where you fold your paper in half, curl paint loaded string upon the page, close up the paper and pull the string............. ...................

I introduced 3 beautiful children to the concept upon a rainy friday afternoon and they made these stunning butterflys. I have to say I was blown away when they dried and little intricate patterns of trees and landscapes appeared all over them (I will sooooo be using the cut off remnants to made some ATC;s)
I couldnt bear to put them in a cupboard so I cut them all out over night, attatched a bit of wire and beads as antennae, and I now have a rather wonderfully colourful wall that reminds me summer is not so far away.




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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2013 06:04:49 AM »

Aww, I bet they love that you hung them on your wall for everyone to see their gorgeous creations.   Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2013 06:09:24 AM »

wow those turned out beautiful.
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2013 06:17:49 AM »

What a lovely project! And the result is smashing! I like how you made butterflies out of them and how they are displayed on your wall.
Great work, good teamwork!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2013 07:28:17 AM »

The colours are amazing! And i love how the last picture looks like two people kissing  Kiss
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2013 07:35:13 AM »

The colours are amazing! And i love how the last picture looks like two people kissing  Kiss
See now that's why I love string art - everyone will see something different Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2013 08:52:01 AM »

Very cool string paintings from your kids.  And you get extra brownie points for what you did with them Grin
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2013 09:36:59 AM »

I've never seen this before but it is stunning. I'm not sure I understand how they were made. Do you have a link?
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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2013 10:19:26 AM »

I remember these! Only with yucky old tempra paints. What was the paint you used? So bright and clear and stunning.
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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2013 11:44:08 AM »

I've never seen this before but it is stunning. I'm not sure I understand how they were made. Do you have a link?

I don't have a link but its honestly so easy ........
1) take 4 plates and plop a big blob of poster paint in each (kids washable paint)
2) take a4 bits of paper and fold in half then open up so u have a crease.
3)take lengths of yarn say 40cm in length and submerge in paint, so one in each.
4) take the yarn by one end and pull out from the paint, allowing it it scrape against the side of the plate which will remove some excess.
5) place the paint filled yarn in whatever squiggly way you want onto the right hand side of the folded paper the only rule being that you must have a "tail" hanging over an edge. I prefer to stick to 2 colours as it avoids the risk of it all becoming brown - however I have to say the kids used up to four paint filled strings and they still came out great.
6) fold the left side over the strings and right side of paper.
7) press down on top with one hand and use the other hand to slowly or quickly )either will produce different results) pull the paint strings out and back to rest in the paint plates
Cool open up your paper and ......... .... Tada ! Magic Smiley
I sprinkled some superfine glitter on them when wet which stuck to the paint, when dry I cut around the obvious shapes and added wire antannae which I just cello taped to the back
Hope that helps xxxx if u make some post your results on here I'd love to see x
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