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Painting w/ String & a Stick: Flower (for World Art Day

This painting was inspired by a Chef Club cooking video I saw on TikTok where they make this flower design on a cake with icing. A lot of times I see painting videos or art videos and make an edible version, but this was the opposite! I took a cooking video and did it with paint.

Technique: They had a cool technique where they put 4 strings down on a cake, pour different colors of icing down along the string and then drag a stick to form a flower design.

I did the painting for World Art Day!

What is World Art Day?

World Art Day is an international celebration of the fine arts, which was declared by the International Association of Art (IAA/AIAP), a partner of UNESCO, to promote awareness of creative activity worldwide. The first World Art Day was held on April 15th, 2012, a date chosen in honor of Leonardo da Vinci's birthday. As a symbol of world peace, freedom of expression, tolerance and brotherhood, da Vinci is also a testament to the influence of the Fine Arts on other fields. In the United States, World Art Day was officially held for the first time in the City of Los Angeles on April 15th, 2015, and yearly thereafter. In 2017, IAA USA, the official U.S.-based chapter of the IAA, was formed. The Association looks forward to facilitating World Art Day celebrations locally, and nationwide.



What I used:

- 8.5" x 11" paper

- Acrylic paint (The paint pretty much matched colors in the video exactly!)

- String

- Bamboo skewer (like for making kebabs, for the stick)

I put a cardboard box on the floor, so it wouldn't get dirty.

I estimated that the lines of icing were ~1 inch apart. The first time I matched the distance as on the cake.

It was too far apart. The second try the same thing happened.

On the 3rd try, I put the strings closer together.

Voila! Flower!

It's a fun way to use some creativity and get some art into your day. It can take you as long or as short as you want. It only takes a few seconds to make this painting. :)

This painting has inspired to try some other techniques. On YouTube, I've seen different acrylic painting demos that also use strings that I'm going to try.

Give it a try! We are good at this!

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