Monster Hugs String Art

Welcome to an awesome project share my friends! It’s Amanda from Twiddler’s Nook today and I’m absolutely bursting to share with you today. It’s been painful to keep this project under wraps until now because I’m so happy with it!

I have had this idea in my head for years and finally took the time to try it out and I’m so happy with the results. My husband was building a workbench in the garage so I was spending time with him, helping when he needed it. There were a pile of leftover 2x4s on the ground and I suddenly thought, why not!?! So I started sanding one, it was taking forever so I switched to the belt sander. Then I pulled out acrylic paints and painted them all different colors.

While those were drying, I came up to the craft room and pulled out my Nested Hearts dies and cut 3 different sizes from regular printer paper. Then I made marks along the edges about a 1/2 inch apart. When the blocks were dry I used a little washi tape on the back of the paper hearts to hold them in place and I started hammering my nails in along the dots.

For the string art piece, I just tied embroidery thread to one nail and started wrapping it around, criss-crossing here and there. No rhyme or reason. Trying not to think about it too hard. At the end I went one time around the outside edge to create an outline around the heart and tied it off the same way I started, just a simple square knot.

Once the string art was done, I pulled out my stamps and dies and started to work on that portion. Once I stamped and colored everything with my copics, I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out. Then I cut everything an additional 3 times and glued them together for extra depth and stability. Monster Hugs comes from the Sending Hugs die set and all of the other images used come from Monster Love, including all the hearts.

All of the images on the wood blocks are popped up with foam squares and the images that are on the string art are adhered with liquid glue.

I truly hope you enjoyed this project and found a little inspiration to create something wonderful! Remember, it doesn’t even have to be a card. ­čśë Think outside the box. I know I’ll be making more of these projects as I find those scraps lying around the garage. Lol.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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