Verdict: Super yummy. Will definitely be making again. That being said, however, I did end up making some small changes. The biggest change was that I doubled the entire recipe EXCEPT the shells. I still had a few shells left over, and I didn't even stuff them super full. Also, I didn't use enough taco sauce, because I ended up not having enough. Still everyone loved them and they didn't even leave any left overs.
Strange coincidence, I made this same recipe just last week. I also made some minor changes. I believe my shells were smaller than 'jumbo', so I used 24 shells instead of 12 and those filled my 9x13 pan. I didn't double the rest of the recipe.
Maybe not quite the affect you're going after, but looking at the picture an idea came to me from something I did as a child. I remember using shoe polish once for a similar effect. I had covered a vase in masking tape, put shoe polish on it, let it dry a little, buffed it off, then sprayed on some lacquer.
Wow, thanks for the close up pics. I had seen some pixel painting art before, and those were solid filled colors, but I absolutely love the shading in yours. I really love how the squares aren't perfectly square; adds a lot of personality!
Love it! I can't imagine the preparation of all those little squares; it must have been a tedious task. The colors are so bright and lovely.
More info please! Looks like acrylic paint? Did you mix them yourself while comparing to the original artwork? Any in progress pics? I'd love to see em. Also, close up of the pixels!!!! Your lines look so clean.
To be perfectly honest, I actually thought it's location was intentional. Since it's the heading and a different colour, in my mind, it sort of gives it a bit more emphasis or something (before I finished reading your post, I spent ages trying to find the spelling mistake).
I tried the satin stitch without doing the outline, and it looked horrible. So I am doing the outline, then the satin stitch. I'm using 2 threads, going through the holes plus once in between the holes (so it's sorta like as if I'm working on 36 count instead of 18, if that makes sense). Sometimes it's a little difficult to pierce right in between the holes, but the 2 threads seem to fill the space nicely anyway, so I don't think it matters much.
Ok, thanks both of you, I think I will try that, with more than one strand, and going in between the holes. I'm working on 18ct, so using more than one strand might fill it nicely without having it look like straight lines.
I'll take a picture and let you know how that worked out for me.
I've done quite a bit of cross stitch, but not much embroidery. I'm working on a pattern where the suggested fabric was a cashel linen, but I decided to use regular aida 18ct.
There's a section where I'm supposed to do satin stitch, but I'm a bit stumped on how I'll achieve the satin stitch look on aida cloth. In my mind, the way I see it, the satin stitch will just look like straight lines. Should I be stitching in between the holes to fill in the area?