Monday, February 21, 2011

First project for 2011

First post for 2011.
I have been away overseas settling my daughter into her new life in NYC (she is a lucky girl).
I am feeling a little sad that she has left home, but she has a fantastic job and is very happy.
Arrived back last Friday and was going through major jetlag and withdrawals from not going to any craft shops or making anything for 3 weeks! I needed a quick fix ~ my sister came to the rescue. Paint a canvas with colours of choice, wind kitchen twine (the hairy kind) around and around, up and down and then criss cross, adding a few knots here and there. Then dab on white paint carefully so you don't dislodge the string too much, taking care not to let too much white paint get under the string. Once you are happy with the coverage (I dabbed 3 coats of white on), and it is semi dry, remove string carefully. Some of the hairs remain, which adds to the texture.
This canvas measures 76 cm x 76 cm, now hanging on my wall.
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