I'm making a Harold and the Purple Crayon piece. It's the last page where Harold is in bed asleep. My 5 year old cracks up at the part where it says "The purple crayon dropped on the floor, and Harold dropped off to sleep", so I thought I could embroider that for him to put over his bed.
I traced it onto fabric and so far I have the window and moon finished, but I don't like it. I am doing backstitch with 4 strands of floss (to get the right color). I feel like if I do 6 strands, the point where the thread goes in and out will be too obvious. I tried to do it with satin stitch and I think it would take 10 years to finish... way too much work.
When I turn over the piece, I LOVE the way the back looks. It's nice and THICK just like the drawing strokes in the original picture. How can I get the front to look that way? Is there a certain stitch to use for this? Or should I trace the design mirrored on the back and backstitch on the back instead??
I am new to this.. i have done some cross stitch but only a couple really simple embroidery pieces with no special stitches. Help?
Including an image of the picture I am using..