Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Heartstrings: Chalkborad String Heart

When one of my friends decided to ask his girlfriend to marry him, he decided to marry technology & friendship by shooting a video of all their friends giving fun and serious reasons why she should say yes.  
Better than this digital get down
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I thought this was the best thing I've heard of for a proposal.  I was so excited because they are perfect for each other, and I can be a bit of a romantic occasionally.  Just a bit.  So when he asked me to contribute to the video (I do!!!!), I wanted to add a bit of my own personal touch to my 30seconds.  Show them some love!
We know the shape of their hearts.  It looks like corporate production.

Whip something up that tugs on your heartstrings.  But not literally because we don't want to pull these nails out.

Wooden Board - 9.5"x4"
Chalkboard paint
52 (edge) + 18 (heart) small, flat headed nails
red string 
heart template (optional)
chalk for writing message (option)

Paint the board with the chalkboard paint.  Let dry and condition.  I found that you can get things almost day-after-the-janitor-cleans-after-CCD clean by rubbing down with a paper towel. 

Every 1/2" around the edge, place a nail.  You theoretically could eyeball it, but where's the fun in that?  Says the girl who taped out 1"x1" squares on a table.

Draw or trace your heart in the center of the board.  I did it freehand, and one half always turns out better than the other.  Every time.  I'm told this can be rebranded as "rustic".

Do a simple loop around the frame to establish some rays out of the heart and the bottom layer of coloring.

Ok, time to make some random lines!  Like the Steelers String Art I did earlier: embrace the random.  It's like mowing the grass in Putt Putt Joins the Parade and if anyone gets that reference, you get free drinks for life.  *You Got a Friend in Me plays in the background*

Loop around the nails forming the heart one final time to add an edge for the shape.  Wipe the chalk out with a paper towel and I found that holding a small piece in tweezers helps too.

Because sometimes in this crazy world it seems like nothing makes sense, but in some cases nothing couldn't be more clear.


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