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« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2010 03:28:58 PM »

Amazing start to the gallery!! totally love the bright colours on the black fabric.
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« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2010 06:20:28 PM »

Thanks everyone. Grin  Crafty gurll had lots of sugar skulls in her wists, so I was hoping she wouldn't mind another to add to her collection.  I usually stitch cutesy stuff, so it was kind of fun to try something different and a bit darker. The design was a tattoo design posted on deviantart by RandoM-CommentarY (promised her a plug if I could use her drawing).

I had so many colors going on in the top portion of the hoop that the outlined roses looked kind of naked when I was done.  I stitched another rose on a scrap of the fabric to test out different methods of filling and found that I liked the look of decorator chalks the best. They are the ones that come in a palette like the old school watercolors.  I was surprised at how well they worked on the dark fabric, I've only used them before on white fabric.  You just stick a q-tip in the chalk and rub it into your fabric; highly technical!  I wouldn't advise using the chalk for something washable, but it holds up well on wall hangings.
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« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2010 06:23:21 PM »

Excellent job and great start to the gallery!  Thanks for the tips!  Grin
Can't wait to see more!
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« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2010 07:03:30 PM »

Awesome! Thanks for sharing the technique, too.
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« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2010 07:20:31 PM »

Thanks everyone. Grin  Crafty gurll had lots of sugar skulls in her wists, so I was hoping she wouldn't mind another to add to her collection.  I usually stitch cutesy stuff, so it was kind of fun to try something different and a bit darker. The design was a tattoo design posted on deviantart by RandoM-CommentarY (promised her a plug if I could use her drawing).

I had so many colors going on in the top portion of the hoop that the outlined roses looked kind of naked when I was done.  I stitched another rose on a scrap of the fabric to test out different methods of filling and found that I liked the look of decorator chalks the best. They are the ones that come in a palette like the old school watercolors.  I was surprised at how well they worked on the dark fabric, I've only used them before on white fabric.  You just stick a q-tip in the chalk and rub it into your fabric; highly technical!  I wouldn't advise using the chalk for something washable, but it holds up well on wall hangings.

It really is fabulous.   Grin
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« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2010 08:21:24 PM »

It is so neat! Very great job! I would love to have that on my wall!
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« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2010 08:41:25 PM »

Wow, what a lovely start to the gallery! Decorator chalks, huh? I've never heard of them - have to keep my eye out for some!
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« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2010 06:27:01 AM »

I love that! I have never heard of using chalk either.
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« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2010 07:59:57 AM »

The chalk doesn't seem to look as streaky as crayon and you can control the deepness of the color really well with it.  I was just "experimenting" with stuff in my craft stash and came across it.  I got mine when I was into rubber stamping, so you can look for it in the paper crafting area of your craft store.
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« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2010 02:08:59 AM »

I just crawled out from under my rock and realized we have a gallery already!  What a beautifully intimidating start to that gallery too.  Really, that is gorgeous!
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