And…… arty

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This is a project I’ve wanted to make ever since I pinned it. Usually I am not a gold girl but gold was all the drawing pins they had so gold it was.

My younger niece and I made a similar one a few months ago with her initial. We just did an outline and I though I’d taken a photo of that canvas but couldn’t locate it. Anyway that was my trail run.

The canvas is 8 inches square not too big and not too small. I drew my ampersand in pencil to begin with and as you can see had a couple of attempts till I got it to look about right.

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Then I just started filling in the design. I did pay attention to each pin and worked methodically for the most part.

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I found that overlapping looked best so the drawing pins are really close together.

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The tricky part was pushing the pins into the edges where the wooden frame was behind. The pins tended to stick a little proud but you don’t notice that on the finished canvas.

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This was actually quite therapeutic and I love the end result, well worth a couple of hours of anyones time I think.

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2 Responses to And…… arty

  1. Mary-Lou says:

    That is quite cool. It is quite inspiring a project. I think pushing the pins in would be very satisfying – there are days I think I could do the whole alphabet!

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