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How string art pictures are made.
This demonstration uses the free String Art FunCircle 1 pattern. It takes you through the picturemaking process step by step. Various board materialscan be used as a base.We have found thatcork floor tiles are easyto work with. These arereadily available fromcarpet shops and homeimprovement stores. Theusual size of these is 305x 305 mm (12 x 12inches). They can be cutto the required picturesize with a craft knife andmetal straight edge or ruler. Buy your picture frame first and use the insertfrom this as a template for the base size. Make a sandwich of two or three tilesso that the base is about 12 mm (1/2 inch) thick. Double-sided self-adhesivetape can be used to fix them together.Cover the base board with black felt. Felt is available with a self-adhesivebacking or it can be secured with double-sided self-adhesive tape. Alternatively the felt could be wrapped around the back of the board andsecured with staples, drawing pins or tacks.Place the printed patternon the front of the baseboard and secure it withtape.The nails are Veneer Pins16 mm (5/8 inch) long.These have very smallheads. Hammer in thenails as indicated on thepattern. Small nails areeasier to hammer if they
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