Yep, that's right....Wire Words.....While browsing on pinterest last week, I found a few super cool images.....
First of all, I love art made of words, and second I love art with textures!! I don't think these look toooo intimidating...so let's give it a whirl.....I am going to attempt our last name wrapped with twine!!...here we go!!
Supplies: Wire, twine, scissors
(You can choose what size (thickness) wire you work with. I used a thin wire so it was easily moldable….you could use a thick wire, however you may need strong pliers to help create your curves.)
Step One: Figure out what word you will create…and in my case, do a little sketch so you have a visual…..I decided to do our last name… “The Cummings” Please Note….If you have two words you need to make sure they link together!
Step Two: (this was just an experiment) I wanted to see how easily I could mold the letters. So I unwrapped a good bit of wire and started creating my words…..
(you can see the letters are pretty loose looking...kinda whimsical! This is just to get an idea of where we are headed!)
Step Three: Because it would be very difficult to wrap your twine around already sculpted letters, I have chosen a much easier route…..you can either unwrap the letters you just made or, you can start with new wire….(I started with new wire) Estimate how much wire you may need to make your letters. It’s okay if you don’t pull out enough to start with, you can always add more! Start wrapping your wire with the twine...wrap and wrap and wrap….Because my wire was very thin, I had to wrap more twine around it to get the thickness I wanted!
Step Four: When you are finished wrapping , you will be left with a very long length of twine wrapped wire!
(notice how some areas are wrapped thicker and looser than others. This will add some interest to the art!)
Step Five: Use your newly wrapped wire to create your words. Since I used the very thin wire, my words were easily moldable. I could work with each letter, bending them, or curving them to get the exact look I wanted. (if you start creating your words and you realize you are short on wire that’s okay. Just grab more wire….twist the ends together to extend your length, continue wrapping it with twine, then finish spelling your words.
Step Six: Locate the letters that need a little adjustment. You may have a few letters that look really loose, or just don’t connect the way you were thinking….For example, see my “h”… since I had to make several loops to create the “h”, the wire doesn’t lay exactly how I wanted….(see below)
Step Seven: This is easily fixable…. Take a tiny piece of twine and tie your letters down. Whatever pieces you want to lay flat on top of each other…just tie them together. (does that make sense) See my new “h” below….
Step Eight: Now that you have finished your wire art, you need to find a place to display it! Honestly, I had no idea where I wanted to hang this! I just walked around the house until I found a spot that could use this super cute personal detail….and I landed in the kitchen!.....I hung this piece of beauty on the wall under our cabinets! I feel like it adds a little something to this blank space on the wall!!
Now....If you wanted to get really creative with your wire words you could do something like this!!.....
Let's see what you can come up with!!
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