Do you love the “Ampersand” symbol as much as I do? You are not the only one, but there has been an “Ampersand” “following “for quite a while. (I’ll come back to this a little later.) Ampersand crafts have been around for awhile and since the Ampersand is such a classic symbol, I though it would be very stimulating to do a small series of crafts focusing on this symbol. You can read more about the Ampersand history and why it is called an ampersand on Wikipedia or you can view a short video by an editor at Merriam-Webster dot com.
Please take a look at a series of photos that depict how I put together my “Ampersand” artwork.
I started with a 8×10 canvas already “color blocked” with brown burlap. I used this canvas for a previous project named “Give Thanks Board”.
Here is a detail of how I glued the brown burlap behind the bottom of my canvas.
Spring is here, and I’d like to add more color to my home, hence I used a fuscha burlap to cover the previous brown burlap.
This time I didn’t use glue, but used masking tape to secure the burlap. (I’d like to be able to use this canvas during the Fall ;)
Wax cotton cord was a great way to create a pattern on top of the fuchsia burlap.
You can experiment how to wrap around the cotton cord.
To the right I have a picture of an ampersand and this helped to shape the ampersand on the canvas with floral thumbtacks.
Voila! I’m displaying my artwork in my bedroom and is brightening up the decor. Thank you for reading and visiting my blog. This is the first post for “The Ampersand Series” and I will be designing a different craft with an ampersand ;) If you would like to receive the next post on this series, please follow my blog by clicking the “Follow Blog” button on the right hand column. Thank you!
Summary of materials
- Fabric Thumbtacks from Paper Source
- Stretch Natural Canvas from Canvas Corp
- Waxed Cotton Cord
- Burlap Sheet
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