Ideas, tutorials, videos and free patterns to make your own String Art

Uncategorized

In these times, with so much competition and so many hyper-specialized jobs, it is not enough to study a degree, but it is increasingly important to study a postgraduate or master’s degree as well. Masters allow you to specialize in a specific area and it will be easier for you to find a job, especially if that master’s degree can provide you with an internship in a company in the sector.

Today we are going to talk about studying a Architecture Master in Europe and the many advantages it offers and the wide range of possibilities it will open up for you. We will answer the most important questions about this program, so pay attention!

Which master degree is worth studying?

One masterthat has caught our attention has been the MCH: Master in City & Housing. It’s a postgraduate international professional program of architecture design in cities, housing and energy studies.

Where in Europe?

This master degree is presented by Universidad Politécnica of Madrid (UPM) and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and tooks place in ETSA Madrid. This postgraduate course has been running for 11 years and is the best valued by professionals in the sector.

When I have to apply?

Next edition of MCH: Master in City & Housing will start in January 2021, so it’s time to apply because it’s already opened, although you have until December 31th 2020 or until the vacancies are filled.

How long does the master last ?

The Master in City & Housing lasts 7 months of lessons and there is a final submission in October. So, the course will start January 13th and will end in October 19th. The program consists of 600 hours which is equivalent to 60 ETCS.

Why study MCH?

There are many reasons to study this master’s degree, but we believe the main ones are that it’s practice-oriented, the teachers come from all over the world and are great professionals with a high profile and specializes in fields such as energy and sustainability, housing theory, Urban design, business, management & international activity, among other very interestinf areas. All this makes it a very complete master degree and, of course, the language is English.

What diploma do I get?

When you finish the lessons and the final submission successfully, you will get the UPM / ETH Diploma: “Master of Advanced Studies UPM/ETH in Collective Housing“. You must think that ETH Zurich is one of the most prestigious technology university in the world and officially recognizes MCH as one of its MAS programs.

Who are the teachers?

We have already mentioned that all the teachers of the master are great professionals of architecture and are specialized in one area. Among the professors, there are Jacob van Rij, André Kempe, Javier García Germán, Andrés Cánovas, Atxu Amann, Dietmar Eberle, Nicolas Maruri, Alison Brooks, Andrea Deplazes and many others.

How much does the master cost?

Certainly the price of the master is not cheap, it’s 19,300 € and the accomodation needed during the study trips abroad is included in the tuition fee price.

In general, the opinions of the students who have studied this master’s course are very good, so we encourage you to take a look at their website to get to know the whole programme of studies, see the complete list of teachers and lecturers, and read the students’ opinions.
We hope this information has been of interest to you!

In these times when selling products online, either on your own website or through platforms like Etsy, product photography is more important than ever. A good product picture will attract more attention from potential buyers on your social networks or in your online store, they will be able to see the product in more detail, seen from several angles, and even with a 360° view, which will be more eye-catching and will increase your sales.


This article is going to give you tips and tricks to improve your String Art photography in order to sell more items in your online store. You can take a look at these Websites for Photographers, as there are many examples of how well these product pictures look on websites.

A PROPER LIGHTING

Tips to improve String Art pictures, natural lighting
String Art picture with natural lighting

One of the most important things in photography, if not the most important, is lighting. Think that photography, in fact, as capturing light or capturing the image that light projects. Therefore, pay attention to it more than anything else. Light can be natural or studio lighting.

Daylight photography is very attractive for this type of product as a String Art. Try to take photos in the early morning or in the late afternoon, when the sun is out. If you don’t have a patio or garden, place the product very close to the window and put a white cardboard or aluminum foil on the other side to reflect the light and balance the shadows.


In studio lighting, place the lights so that they do not create a shadow or, if not, buy a lighting box or softbox, ¡they are very cheap and you will not need spotlights or diffusers.

A GOOD COMPOSITION

Tips to improve String Art pictures, composition
A very good composition to show some String Art pieces

Composition is yet a very important point in product photography. It is difficult to achieve, but it can be done, especially if you look at the pictures of big brands. For example, the pictures of a the String Art piece will be better if you put some elements such as flowers or plants around it. t will give it a more attractive, homelike and natural look.

SHOWS HOW IT LOOKS ON THE WALL OR SHELF

Tips to improve String Art pictures, put on a shelf
String Art on a shelf

To give the future buyer an idea of String Art size and its style, it is a good idea to take a picture of how looks hanged on the wall together with other pictures or on top of a shelf. It will give the costumer a real aspect and also give him inspiration about the decoration or where to place it.

USE A BASIC PHOTO EDITOR

Tips to improve String Art pictures, photo editing
Easy String Art Photo Editionm with Snapseed

Perhaps it is too difficult for you to do a Photoshop course, but in most cases it is necessary to retouch the images a little with an editing program. We recommend you an application called Snapseed with which it is easy to retouch the lighting and the colours of the pictures to make them look better.

Of course, whenever possible, we also recommend using a tripod for better focus on long exposures, as well as using an SLR camera. However, smartphones take better pictures every day, so it is not strictly necessary to use a semi-professional camera to get good product pictures.

We hope that these tips will help you to improve your String Arts pictures and that you will be very successful in your online sales.

If it is one thing we take pride on, it is providing a fun and unforgettable experience in each of our escape games.

Escapehour is where you will be tasked to choose between one of four exit games. Each one gives you a different set of tasks to complete the mission. Throughout the game, you will find clues, riddles, and surprises that you were not expecting. As you move further towards solving the mission, it would help if you brought a large group with you. When that happens, you are going to find out what is your purpose in the group. Are you the one who will lead the group and assign to tasks to everyone? Perhaps, you’re the one who will attempt to find all the hidden objects.

Find out why we are one of the best-rated escape games in Edmonton. When you go there, you are going to meet people from everywhere in Calgary. Before the game, you will be forced to surrender all your gadgets and wallets inside a locker room. No need to worry though because we guarantee your personal belongings will be safe with us. All our games are challenging and you won’t be doing it alone. In fact, we allow a minimum of 2 players for all the exit games. How you divide the work between your team will be completely up to you.

We are always taking your comments and suggestions in order to make our exit games the best experience possible. We would want nothing more than to satisfy you in every way possible. Thus, if you want to make a suggestion, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. You can expect our rooms to be designed perfectly. We hired the best designers in Edmonton to come up with the best designs possible. You will definitely want to take a picture inside the exit rooms but that is not allowed or that would spoil future participants.

All our rooms including the Lost Jewel of Zanzibar and Curse of the Evil Genie are all original. You will certainly not see these concepts in other escape rooms all over Calgary. For any reservations, better email them at [email protected] It would definitely be best to reserve several weeks in advance or else your preferred day may run out of slots. Also, if you are having a hard time figuring out how to get there, they can help too.

Hi, guys! How are you doing? As we have already told you several times in this blog, String Art can be make on different supports or surfaces. The most common is wood, but you can also make it on a wall, on cardboard or on canvas. Today we are going to speak about make String Art DIY on canvas , since it has many advantages. First of all, it is easier and more comfortable to do, since you do not have to nail nails into wood, but into canvas fabric. In fact, if you want to, you can use very small nails or even pins or thumbtacks, as we will see in the images below. On the other hand, you can make very special String Art using personalised canvas so you can give an extra 3D sensation for the picture or to create an awesome background with the design or photo you wish. So we are going to see a few images of String Art made on canvas and you will see their particularities and differences respect to ones made on wood.

String Art on canvas

As we have said, you can customize the canvas yourself or order a personalised canvas with a photo or a design on the Internet. In this case, they have made a modern graffiti background.

String Art on canvas 5

In this other String Art the background is personalised with printed sentences in blue and stamps that complement the marine and travel essence of the piece.

String Art on canvas 4

The canvas can be the size you want and the color you want. In this piece of work they have decided to personalise the canvas with black fabric and they have made a String Art of a simple star using red thread.

 

String Art on canvas 10

Pay attention at this String Art because it is different from the rest. First, because they have chosen a printed and customized fabric for the background and, second, because the technique is different. The boat shape is made with thread or string, yes, but glued to the canvas fabric!

String Art on canvas 8

In this case the background is not personalised but we want to show you that it is a String Art on canvas and that thumbtacks have been used instead of nails and the result is cool.

String Art on canvas 7

Here you have a small and delicate dandelion String Art on canvas and the special thing about this technique is that pins are used and gives the feeling that it is an embroidery.

String Art on canvas 8

 

Here we have a String Art with the name Cecilia. We think that it would have been a good idea to personalise the canvas with a photo of the person you are going to give the String Art as a gift.

String Art on canvas 11

This map String Art on canvas is almost perfect, but imagine that the background has something to do with the most characteristic of the state, it would have added an extra touch.
We hope that you have enjoyed these String Art on personalised canvas and that you use this technique in your next works to make them even more personal and special. See you soon!

 

Usually we show you handmade String Art projects made on a board or framed. Sometimes, we also bring you DIY String Art nailed on the wall. A house or a shop or café wall. However, today we want to show you a wonderful piece of art, a on-site installation made with strings and threads nailed on reinforced concreted walls.

String Art on-site installation 2

 

 

This is Prism, an installation made by the artist Ines Esnal and brings a colorful and and optical illusion to the lobby of a residential building at 205 Water Street, Dumbo (Brooklyn, New York).

Here you could see more images by Cameron R Neilson.

String Art on-site installation String Art on-site installation 3String Art on-site installation 4

 

Have you enjoyed it? Maybe it’s a big project to make by yourself, but we encourage you to take the basic idea of this installation and make something similar on a wall in your home, on a living-room roof corner or maybe in your porch or balcony.

 

Here you have a tutorial by Better Homes and Gardens where they show us an easy way to make letter “M” String Art.
It is a perfect customized gift so think about making it for a friend or relative!
To create this String Art, you just need:

  • Block wood
  • Letter pattern
  • Small nails
  • Crochet string
  • Hammer
  • Scissors
  • Painter’s tape

We hope you enjoy it!


Tutorial to learn how to make a String Art Christmas tree on a wall

Do you like this wonderful String Art Christmas Tree on a wall that also could be used as a card display? It’s a lovely idea to decorate your home at Christmas and your kids will love it!
You can see the full tutorial visiting this suite: My Poppet – STRING ART CHRISTMAS TREE & CARD DISPLAY

Table number String Art, wedding decoration

Over thr last posts, we have seen a couple of ideas to decorate a wedding making String Art crafts.
Today, we want to show you just another wonderful idea. In this case it’s about the wedding table number. It’s perfect to make it on a small wooden board with white threads and nails. Your guests will love and appreciate it!