Here's your chance to throw...not caution,
but thread to the wind!
Okay, not even to the wind, but do try this art method. It's great!
(Needed materials are in bold print.)
For the example here, I used an old canvas with a collage - painting that didn't work. I wanted a primary color scheme of red, yellow, and blue, with white and black too. Before trying the art technique, I daubed on some acrylic paint to cover some areas here and there.
|This is a detail of the canvas already prepared for the painty thread.|
When it was dry, I cut some sewing thread into a length of about 12". I wet the thread with water to condition it for the paint to come.
Next, I needed a chopstick, a stiff drinking straw, or a round paintbrush handle. I dipped the stick into a cup of paint. Then I ran the damp thread through the glob of paint that was on the stick. After pulling the thread off the stick, I put the painty stick back in the cup. I held the thread by one end over an area on my canvas and tossed it down. Slowly, gently lift the thread up off the canvas to find a lovely, curvy mark!
|Another close-up view, now showing some painted marks.|
|The finished collage - painting in its entirety.|