It's Saturday! Which of course means I'm sharing a cat related post with you guys in celebration of #caturday. Since I haven't done DIY in quite awhile I figured I could combine both things and share a String Art Cat Silhouette I made.When I took that art appreciation class (remember my midterm, and final projects?) I saw two different string art projects. While those were both done with nails I wanted to do a softer version, so instead I used Styrofoam sheets, two glued together and brads instead of traditional nails.
The first step is cutting out the pattern one that you want. I went with a string art design I found online but you can also create your own. Then I picked out string, which is a brownish grey even though it looks olive green in the photo, and gold colored brads. I pushed the brads into the Styrofoam getting both layers but not out the bottom, outlining the shape of the cat. After that the stringing comes next. I first had to double knot a string around one of the brads, and then could get started. You can either do an outline like I did and then start filling in, or just go across if you want a messy look. Throughout I tied my string on the brads because you can so easily lose all your work if you let go. A few frustrating restarts made the project take quite awhile before I figured that out. To finish off just tie on a brad like you did to start and cut off the string tail.
After my cat silhouette I then did two birds on a branch which was a little bit harder. Then placed them on the mantle above the fireplace.