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Picture of nail and thread photo project
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a special surprise for my beautiful girlfriend...

this project is a combination of rasterbating, nailing, and string art.
hope you like it!

any questions, feel free to ask !!

Step 1: Tools and stuff...

Picture of tools and stuff...
hammer, a good one because you have a few thousand nails..
set of pliers.
ruler, scissors and cutting knife
sewing string  (I bought a 500 yard string and use less than third..
nails -  "Head less" about 300 grams - almost 4000 pieces, for this project - depends on the size and picture.
broken pen, so you can insert the string and stretch it (you'll see...)
the photo that you want to make.
thick wooden board .cut to the size, I used MDF


 
Wintex1 year ago
Thank you for this perfect idea.
Ancterionts2 years ago
Very good idea, looks amazing :)
mrwatzon3 years ago
really amazing idea and really pretty!
thank you so much for sharing :D
ir0nm0nk3y3 years ago
This was an amazing idea thanks so much for the idea. heres mine 

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abibelnik (author)  ir0nm0nk3y3 years ago
nice work !
I really love the hair line you did...
and you did it really nice and clean !
did she like it ?
She loved it!
gtoal3 years ago
Another idea (though I haven't tried it) - create a stippled version of the image using a voronoi diagram and place the nails at the stipple points; then run a travelling salesman algorithm to join the dots with a single continuous non-overlapping path which you can duplicate in string. Google for weighted voronoi stippling tsp art
abibelnik (author)  gtoal3 years ago
now that's an idea !!
but I think it's too much work and the nailing and stringing can be horrible.

Inspiring ! :)
flyingpuppy3 years ago
What a beautiful labor of love! Did she flip when you showed it to her?
Simple 'ible & amazing. Thank you.
rimar20003 years ago
Nice, thanks for sharing!