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DMC String Art Monogram
Floss + nails + wood = string art!
- Time:3 hours
1Project time does not include drying time for neither the paint nor the clear nail polish.
2Paint the wood plaque Wicker White and let dry completely.
3On a piece of paper, print a monogram in desired letters and font to use as a template. (Keep in mind, though, that the monogram must be smaller than the wood plaque.)
4Use double stick tape to hold the template in place on the wood plaque.
5Using the hammer, tap the linoleum nails into the wood plaque, placing nails along the outside border of each letter. Space them an even distance apart to create a uniform outlined edge. Hold the nails in place with needle nose pliers or a pair of tweezers while hammering, to protect your fingers.
6When all of the nails have been placed, carefully remove the template. Use needle nose pliers or tweezers to remove any small pieces of paper or tape that remain between the nails.7Leaving the floss in the wrapper, pull the tail of the first floss color (as shown, this is the Plum) to begin. Tie the floss to any nail on the first letter in a double knot and begin wrapping the thread in a zigzag pattern. Wrap the thread sparingly to show some White space, or wrap more heavily to create a more solid letter.
8When you finish the first letter, tie the floss in an overhand knot around the last nail and add a drop of nail polish to secure and prevent unraveling.9Repeat steps 7 and 8 with the other letters in Very Dark Violet and Dark Electric Blue, respectfully.