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« on: September 10, 2005 03:50:34 PM »


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Self portrait in thread on cardboard. It's for the beginnings of a computer class assignment where we have to do a magazine spread mock up with a self portrait and bio.The magazine I'm using is going to be d.i.y. and crafting related and my self portrait medium is supposed to reflect that some how. Also, text is annoying to embroider when it's so small. Lesson learned for next time. My mistakes are probably painfully obvious to most of you. I'm not exactly seasoned at this sort of thing. It was loads of fun though, but it's such a pain when I made a mistake and had to figure out some way to cover up the hole in the cardboard
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2005 03:52:52 PM »

WOW!  that is sooooo good!  i wish i had your talent! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2005 03:58:57 PM »

Wow! That is really well done! I would think it would be difficult to embroider on cardboard (not very forgiving). Your portrait turned out so well! I really like it!!
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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2005 04:05:02 PM »

That is the most amazing embroidary I've ever seen!
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2005 04:08:46 PM »

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mistakes? what mistakes?
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2005 04:10:21 PM »

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mistakes? what mistakes?

Oh man, there are tons! I'm probably overcrtical, but if you're looking at the actual thing close up, you can see all these tiny little holes and knots and things. And the spots where I had to change direction to cover up something! Those are the worst!
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2005 04:12:36 PM »

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Oh man, there are tons! I'm probably overcrtical, but if you're looking at the actual thing close up, you can see all these tiny little holes and knots and things. And the spots where I had to change direction to cover up something! Those are the worst!

haha, well, we always see our little mistakes as huge ones... it looks great though. really really great
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2005 04:38:30 PM »

lovely!
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2005 04:55:48 PM »

i love it! I've never seen anyone embroider on cardboard before
the torn edges are a great touch ^_^
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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2005 05:17:19 PM »

great!!!
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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2005 05:20:28 PM »

That is totally awesome.
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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2005 03:43:53 AM »

That is an incredible portrait, I am beyond impressed!
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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2005 03:49:42 AM »

How did you get the tone of your skin ?

Its awesome by the way .
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« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2005 06:01:06 AM »

its great... and if no one else even notices your mistakes - they don't exist Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2005 11:04:52 AM »

How did you get the tone of your skin ?

Its awesome by the way .

Thank you! Actually the skin tone I put in with photoshop. I think it makes it stand out a little more against the cardboard coloured background of it all.
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« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2005 12:44:39 PM »

This is a really cool project idea.  I think your portrait looks great.   Wink
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« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2005 08:07:09 AM »

Love this.
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« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2005 08:28:11 AM »

Fantastic!  I never thought to embroider on cardboard before. 
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« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2005 01:11:10 AM »

Your portrait is fantastic. I am totally blown away buy the whole thing. I really like the idea of using cardboard or any other media than fabric to embroider on. Thanks for sharing   Grin
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« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2005 09:20:39 PM »

This looks so great!  How did you decide to use cardboard?  It's such an interesting material to choose to embroider, but it turned out really well Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2005 09:24:58 PM »

I'm in awe of your talent.  That's some pretty nifty skills you have  Smiley 
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« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2005 05:25:38 AM »

That's very neat! I'd love to see the whole magazine layout when it's done
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« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2005 09:39:24 AM »

That's absolutely amazing!!! It's really clever and original.
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« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2005 01:20:46 PM »

I am very, very impressed.  I never would've thought to work on cardboard.  I'm going through an embroidering-on-jeans phase my self.  I'll have to post my projects here at some point...
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« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2005 01:00:03 PM »

I love that you chose to use cardboard.  The juxtaposition of rough, recycled product with the gentle stitching of embroidery is lovely.  I think that it kind of says something about your personality... well, it could, since I don't know you personallly, I couldn't say that for sure.  Wink

Beautifully done.
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« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2005 10:04:48 AM »

I really love the way embroidery looks on cardboard or paper bags...and it's so DIY.
Yours is so good it looks unreal!
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« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2005 01:26:35 PM »

Awesome craft!
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« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2005 02:57:13 PM »

I really love the way embroidery looks on cardboard or paper bags...and it's so DIY.

exactly.  that gritty diy look is fantabulous.  Wink

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« Reply #28 on: September 24, 2005 06:25:14 AM »

Wow!!!

You do awesome work!!!

You look lovely by the way!

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« Reply #29 on: September 24, 2005 09:29:51 AM »

Thank you so much everyone! You guys are all being so fantastic with the comments! I appreciate you all taking the time to look at my work and leave a comment.
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« Reply #30 on: September 24, 2005 02:12:40 PM »

Ditto to everyone else, I love it!

Just an idea...  You could totally do family members as christmas gifts.  I would cry if someone made me something like that, a happy cry.  Wink
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« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2005 07:32:52 PM »

That is so amazing  Shocked!!! You sure have talent!!!
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« Reply #32 on: September 29, 2005 08:52:02 AM »

I'm new to embroidery... how did you get the pattern and the color on the cardboard?
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« Reply #33 on: September 29, 2005 02:48:25 PM »

you should frame that, it came out really nice Grin
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« Reply #34 on: September 29, 2005 05:13:08 PM »

I'm new to embroidery... how did you get the pattern and the color on the cardboard?

I drew a picture of myself on the cardboard with pencil. The skin colouring I put in with photoshop. It's not actaully like that.
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