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In & Out of Studio 3D
Sunday, 8 January 2012
Snowflakes Are Crystals
Topic: Paper Embroidery

Assignment (Several months ago): Make a paper embroidery card for Christmas.

I chose to use a snowflake pattern of my own since I already had it pricked out. Then the problems started:

1. The thread color was too close to the paper color so the snowflake didn't show up very well - solution: stitch beads to the ends of all the branches.

2. Still not enough definition - solution: use a grey marker to shade the branches.

3. Decided to stamp snowflakes around the background and the feature faded away again - solution: cut all the stamping away by making a shaped unit.

4. Mounted snowflake to a folded card base that was too close to the color of the snowflake - solution: add darker borders to top and bottom.

5. Too plain - solution: added silver peeloffs, silver liquid pearls, silver stickles atound the card. Added silver stickles to the snowflake at the intersections.

So... here it is:

For a rough ride, it turned out okay.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST

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