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« on: June 25, 2014 08:23:40 PM »

I'll admit that I'm more than slightly obsessed with the video game Dragon Age: Origins.  I really love the Gray Warden motto so I thought it would be really cool to have it cross stitched.  I designed the border myself, and even though it's pretty simple I'm still proud of it.  I tea-dyed the aida, then hand painted the "blood stains" with acrylic paint mixed with a medium to make the paint permanent on fabric.  The paint was much more vibrant on regular aida, I think the tea affected how the aida took it.  But I still think it looks cool.



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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2014 09:36:35 PM »

I LOVE THIS.

This would give you a +10 with Alistair for sure.  Sentimental boy.

The aging/blood is perfect.
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2014 09:46:20 PM »

Beautifully done.  The blood stains actually look more natural like this.
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2014 10:13:33 PM »

Thank you! Sometimes I wish Alistair were real and that he'd sweep me off my feet lol
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2014 05:49:43 AM »

I agree that the blood stains are more realistic this way. Nice job!
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2014 07:59:11 AM »

This is very cool! I really like what you did with it.
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2014 08:27:23 AM »

Lovely! What a great job! He is quite the knight, isn't he?
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2014 06:49:27 PM »

Thanks, everyone.  I was worried that the blood turned out too purple.  But I'm glad you all think it looks right. Smiley
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I love the way the blood turned out. It's very realistic!
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