HOLY FRICKING COW!!!! I didn't know you were from the same area as me! I have been admiring this piece every time I go to the bookstore and have to get my husband to leave the comic book section! I actually just read your tute on how you do this technique and am working on a x-mas present for my cousin. I have a question for you. How many strands do you actually use for a cross stitch vs. a tent stitch?
Thanks - I moved here not too long ago. I'm originally from Texas.
I never do cross stitch....I use something called a mosaic stitch for the actual sprite (though I'll use a tent stitch if the sprite is complicated and large). I usually use all 6 strands for the sprite, whether it's tent or mosaic, to make sure it looks really full and also because I really don't like separating strands.
I sometimes use all 6 for the background as well. But if it's big, like this Bowser is, then I usually just use 3 strands to conserve floss.