Young and Crafty Sisters: 10/01/14

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Louisiana String Art



Louisiana String Art 2


You may remember my State String Art project from last year.  It is a favorite of mine and people who visit our home always love it!  Brent’s boss just moved into a new home and I knew exactly what we would give the couple for a housewarming gift! 

For a full tutorial on how to create the sting art click here.

Louisiana was significantly more difficult than Texas.  The bottom right half of the state is all marshes and jagged edges.  I did my very best to follow the state’s shape. 

Brent cut the particle board to 16 x 20 inches.  I painted it black, printed off my enlarged Louisiana map and got to nailing.  I took black finishing nails and placed them around the perimeter.  Brent had to special order the gold string off Amazon, I couldn’t find it anywhere!  (He didn’t mind because he is addicted to ordering things off Amazon with his free shipping Smile)

Brent and I knew gold would be the perfect color.  This couple loves the Saints and they love their home town of New Orleans.


Louisiana String Art 

I originally thought I would need the rectangle sized board for the state, but quickly realized Louisiana is a little shorter than I anticipated.  I used the extra space at the bottom to add the couple’s last name and their beloved Fleur-De-Lis.

I printed the name and shapes using PicMonkey.  I cut them out using scissors and my Exacto knife (I really need to invest in a Cricut!).  I traced around them using a gold paint pen and then colored in the rest.  I am so glad I chose to use a paint pen versus paint and a brush, the pen made the whole process a breeze!

You can customize this String Art for any state, color combination, monogram, etc.  Really make it your own for a WOW piece of art for under $10.



Louisiana String Art 2



Brittany signature (1)


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