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Topic: Love is... 3072 tiny squares  (Read 28338 times)
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« on: July 22, 2010 07:57:59 AM »

A couple of years ago (yes... years!!) i got inspired by this post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=237796.msg2609869#msg2609869 and asked my mom to pixelate a photo I had taken of my son when he was a baby.

I then bought a square 1cm punch and started matching tiny squares punched out of magazines to my "pattern".

Two things I learned while completing this project:

- Colors as you see them in magazines are totally different once isolated into a small cm square... What looked purple turns out to be gray, etc...

- People are WAAYYYYYY too tanned... Pretty much all of the skin was done using parts of white objects or the portions of models' faces that caught the most light i.e. nose, forehead, etc...

It took a long time and I'm so glad I got it finished... My family admitted once it was over that they thought I would never get through with it... and honestly... neither did I! Took about a year and a half of on and off (mostly off!!!) work...

Since in my house I always see it from a distance, may look better if you squint a little while looking at it    Wink







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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2010 08:09:43 AM »

WOW! From the thumb nail I thought it was one of those picture cross stitches Smiley I would love to try something like that. It does make a wonderful piece of artwork for your wall.
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2010 08:10:10 AM »

Wow!  Awesome  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2010 08:48:07 AM »

Wow.  I kinda want to try it, but not really.  lol.  How big is it?
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2010 10:24:57 AM »

Rocks! I think I'm just crazy enough to try this!!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2010 10:50:43 AM »

WoW!! This is incredible!
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2010 11:19:03 AM »

Awesome! I'm hitting ROCKS for this project. Glad you completed it and shared it with us.
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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2010 11:41:10 AM »

Thank you so much!

It was a lot of work but well worth it, I encourage you who are inspired to give it a try!

The visible part in the frame is about 27" x 39"...
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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2010 12:39:26 PM »

That is absolutely fantastic. I want to do one now...but ohh boy..I bet that was a miserable thing to work on!
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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2010 04:17:53 PM »

That is amazing! Excellent work and what tenacity and dedication! It's beautiful!
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