I have the most fun art project to share with you!
It is fun, simple to do and very relaxing!
You do not need to know how to draw, paint, crochet or knit!
It is called yarn painting and I found the inspiration for my project on the Lion Brand Blog last week!
A light bulb went off in my head when I saw this post and actually got started on my pug that afternoon!
I often feel like I am painting with yarn when I make my dog sweater vests and now I actually would be!
It is also the perfect way to use up your stash of small yarn balls that I never know what to do with!
The first thing I did was to cut out a print of one of my pug paintings and glue it onto a 1/2 thick hemlock wood board.
You can use any image you like including blown up photographs.
I and started filling in small sections of the print with a layer of elmer's gel glue, a strip of yarn, trimmed the end with sharp scissors and pushed it down carefully and tight up against the previous row with a bone folder.
It is a wonderfully mediative process that you can do as slow or as fast as you feel happy working.
You work in small sections filling in blocks of color.
I took several days to complete my piece.
When I was all done with the pug, I went into Fred's train supplies and pulled out a sheet of grass mat paper that is fuzzy like grass to create his landscapes!
I think it created the perfect rich background that still let the texture of the yarn pop out!
I will show you more completed yarn paintings soon!
Please let me know if you create one too.
I would love to see it!