Friday, June 22, 2018

So Excited!

Hi blogger peeps!

I'm so excited!!
I just learned a new medium technique called "string pulling" that I saw on Youtube/Pinterest.

Entering in these challenges:

 Aud Sentiment - #206 AG
Catch the Bug - #6-4 Bingo*
Craftaholics R Us - #25 AG
Crafting From the Heart - #211 AAG
Crafty Creations - #368 AAG
Crafty Gals Corner - #168 AG
Crafty Sentiments - AG
Creative Moments - #145 AAG
Digi Choosday - #25 AG
Fab n Funky - #398 Monochrome
Inspiration Destination - #153 AG
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1824 AAG
Penny's - #385 AAG
Polkadoodles - #24 AAG
Tuesday Throwdown - #397 You Are on My Mind

Catch the Bug- *distressed, monochrome, senti
(my bingo line's a little wonky, but hey, I got 3 of them on there!)

I was on Pinterest/Youtube watchin' a bunch of videos, when I noticed this cool lookin' art this one gal was makin'. She was actually using acrylic paint on a canvas, but as I scrolled down the right side I saw another gal using the same technique, but on paper to make cards! Eureka! So, of coarse, I had to give it a go. It's called "String Pulling". It took a few tries to find the right string, inks and saturation, but here's what I came up with.

You normally use inks, but I saw my black or anthracite Viva Pearl Pen and thought, "why not!" It came out with this monochrome look that I think is awesome! I love how it looks like calla lilies.

There was a bit of a gap on the left side that I tried to fill in with a fan brush that filled in a little too much, but oh well.   Is that not cool or what!!!

Here's some of my earlier attempts where I was trying different inks.

Believe it or not, these inks are Bingo dawbers I inherited from my mom after she passed, that I've had for 13 yrs and never knew what to do with them, Perfect!!

This one is ink and acrylic paint. First time I've used my acrylic paints in I don't know how many years, probably 15. I was surprised they weren't dried up.

How fun is that!!!! I had a blast playing with these.
Thanks for stoppin' by!
And thanks to all the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
Pam D


Judy V said...

Beautiful! I've seen this technique and must give it a try also! Thanks for joining us for Week #24 at Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge!

Janis Lewis said...

So Cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Craftaholics R Us.
Pause Dream Enjoy

Elaine Stark said...

A great idea. Just watched the video, amazing. Thanks for sharing and joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Dawn Frost said...

Wow too cool! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's bingo challenge good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT

Pat K said...

Amazing. You've mastered this technique beautifully. Thank you so much for joining us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K xx

Buffy said...

Gorgeous project, love your colour choices.
Thank you for joining in with us at Fab'N'Funky challenges.
Buffy x (DT)

Shabby Lab said...

So cute ... congratulations and thank you for joining the Challenge.
Fabiola DT Digi Choosday

Ine Creaine said...

Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge blog. Very nice and Good luck!
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Grietje said...

Beautiful this technique is also on my todo list, the result is very pretty. Thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Moments. Hope to see you again next time.

xx Grietje
DT Creative Moments

Anna said...

So beautiful... love this technique!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week!
Anna Dt

Jennifer Greco said...

So cool! What a great use for these pens and trying out a new technique. Thanks for sharing it with us at Digi Choosday good luck and hope to see you again!

Jennifer, DT

Jennifer Greco said...

Me again! Thanks also for sharing at Aud sentiments!