You Simply Must Try String Printing
My children actually introduced me to string printing, they had learned it at school with their teacher, they came home and wanted to do more. You can use the string printing technique on paper, cards, wrapping paper, walls, on anything you like really if you select the right paint.
This project just needs some basic crafting materials, but will give children hours of fun printing. They can pick any colourful paints and papers that they like for their projects. I hope that your children love making these as much as mine do.
Craft Materials & Equipment For String Printing
Brush for Glue
Container for Glue
Container for Paints
Large Artists Paint Brush
Making A Cardboard And String Stamp Design
Start by cutting out a few squares of cardboard, the size is entirely up to you as it will be the base for your string stamp. Then stick the pieces together with PVA glue. This will make a thicker block for your stamp.
Now draw your design onto the cardboard using a marker pen, any design that you wish. You can make the design as simple or as detailed as you like for your string printing stamp.
How To Do String Printing
Next, cover the cardboard with glue and stick the string carefully around the outlines of your design that you have just drawn. Leave it to dry thoroughly.
Once completely dry, apply some paint to the stamp block with a paint brush. Then press your stamp down on to the coloured paper. Then you can cut out the shapes and stick them on to books, boxes, anything you like.
Or alternatively, you can print directly onto a surface, but make sure that you are using the correct paint type for that surface. You could also make multiple stamps that you can use to create a larger picture.
String Printing Conclusion
String printing really is one of those things that is simple to understand and fun to start. But I am sure you could go further and further and end up making some really amazing string stamps. It would be great to see what other people have created. Feel free to comment below.