An easy & artistic way to express your love of Star Wars with string!
I am a huge Star Wars fan & I love the look of string art. I used a tutorial for typographic string art on ManMade.com for inspiration for this project. I used the author's process to create some string art of my own with the Star Wars Rebel Alliance symbol.
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Put down some newspaper and begin spray painting your wood. I wanted to spray paint both sides of the wood, so I placed the wood on four old pop cans - that way I could get the sides too. Textured spray paint goes on best in several light coats - waiting for it to dry between coats is the hardest part of this project :P Once your first side is dry, flip it over and paint the other side.
Print out or draw your pattern. I used the Star Wars Rebel Alliance symbol, but you could choose any simple shape - a heart, a circle, a triangle, or even a letter or word.
Center your pattern on the wood and begin placing your nails. You'll want to place the nails a somewhat equal distance apart - I just eyeballed it and didn't worry about measuring.
You'll want to hammer the nails in approximately half-way in, leaving enough room for the string, but not so far in that they pierce the back of your wood.
Once you are satisfied with the placement of your nails, you'll need to make sure they are mostly level. I used the head of the hammer to make sure one nail was the same level as the next (see photo) and repeated this all the way around the pattern. This is where the pliers come in handy - you can pull on nails that have gone in too far.
Tie your embroidery floss to a random nail. It is best to use a butcher's knot, however, if you are as useless with knots as I am, you can tie your best double knot and use the Q-Tip to dot some fabric glue on the knot to secure it.
Then go to town and string that baby up! I did the outline of the rebel alliance symbol first, then crisscrossed the floss from nail to nail.
Once satisfied with the stringing, I did the outline once more with a second skein of the floss in the same colour. When starting a new skein, I tied the new one to the tail of the previous one, making sure to dot my crummy knots with glue :P