This is my version of a Nail and String Art ´World Map`.
Step 1: What You Need
Here is what you need for this world map:
- plywood (or any other wood) (make sure that it is at least 1 cm thick)
*I used 200gr of nails, 200m string and a piece of wood (about 40*60 cm)
Step 2: Find a Motif and Fix It
Find a motif and print it out. You can use a map from the store but I guess it´s cheaper to just print it out and adjust it to size of your piece of wood.
Tape the sheets together and fix them to the plywood. Make sure it is centered.
Step 3: Nail It
Now hammer the nails to the outlines of your motive. Leave about 1 cm between each nail.
Step 4: Outline
Knot one end of your string to one of the nails and outline the whole motive. Make sure that you wrap the string around each nail to make sure that the string will not flip of the nails. Make a knot at the end.
When you make a world, outline each continent and island by itself.
Once the outlining is done remove the paper. I used a tweezer for that. It takes propably the most time, next to the hammering.
Step 5: String Chaos
When you have outlined the motive you can beging to make a string chaos.
I did not have a specific pattern that I followed. I just started at one point and stopped when I thought it was good.
You could use different colours, depending on your motive and taste.
Step 6: There You Go
There you go - Sting Nail Art `World Map´
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