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Topic: Godzilla Embroidery (My first time crayon tinting!)  (Read 329 times)
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« on: June 04, 2014 05:35:03 PM »



I embroidered this for my boyfriend a few days ago. He said he wanted me to surprise him and I thought this pattern would be perfect!

(here's a link to where I found it)
http://zuill.us/andreablog/2009/06/28/julys-embroidery-pattern/

It's pretty much all back stitch, with two strands of floss. The only exceptions were the eyes and teeth - for those I only used one strand of black. Also, the dot in his eye is a teeny tiny french knot!

As for the crayon tinting, it was super simple. I had never done it before, but I wanted to try something new and make Godzilla a little bit more special.

Basically, all I did was:
1. Trace the pattern onto my fabric with a pencil (pencil is best, because you can easily hide it with your stitches).
2. Put fabric in a hoop and pull tight (this makes it easy to color with the crayons).
3. Color inside the pencil lines.
4. Iron the design between two sheets of regular printer paper to set the crayon and soak up any excess wax.
5. Embroider as I usually would.

It was so easy and I think it makes him really pop! I love this technique so much.

Here's a closer view of the stitches.


Hope you guys like him! Smiley Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2014 06:37:15 PM »

Godzilla!  Have to love it!   Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2014 06:48:45 PM »

That is so rad!
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2014 01:35:23 PM »

His little face! Ugh, he's way too cute. <3
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2014 06:48:18 PM »

OMG I love this so much! I've never tried crayon tinting but you made it sound so easy!

Part of my problem is I never think to try it until I've already started stitching.

But this is so awesome! Gah I need it!


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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2014 10:41:01 AM »

Thanks, everyone!  Smiley

OMG I love this so much! I've never tried crayon tinting but you made it sound so easy!

Part of my problem is I never think to try it until I've already started stitching.

I've thought about it after I started stitching a few times, too.. I think maybe if I looked for patterns with crayon tinting already in mind, it will be easier to find some that would work well. That might be a good way get more practice (and not forget!). Cheesy

It was so much fun! I really hope you try it!
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