In my previous blog entry I started my string art projects. I stained the wood for all three pieces and finished stringing the first one. Now I’ve completed the other two as well. The patterns I’ve used for my first two pieces are from Designing in String by Robert Sharpton (1972).
There are resources all over the internet for this technique & I think my favorite is a *.pdf instruction sheet that appears to be for a string art merit badge. I like it because it goes into how the technique works and allows for more flexibility & creativity so that you can design your own instead of following patterns. It also covers basics like tying off, etc. I’m actually going to use it’s “more complex triangles” example for my third piece because it reminds me of a piece of string art I spotted at the Rose Bowl Flea Market June 2010 that I have been thinking about ever since.
The finished pieces:
Hi all, haven’t done any string art in awhile, but I’ve begun drawing & painting mandalas. I’m even teaching workshops in the Los Angeles area. Please visit http://www.brilliantaquastudios.com to learn more!!