Wednesday, January 14, 2009
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Monday, January 12, 2009
Basically I made a palette based on the beads I had and then I bought more beads that I thought best represented skin tones, including both lighter and darker than I thought I needed. I have a couple of the delica sample cards and used that to choose which ones to try and looked at them in person at my local bead shop. Then I plugged those into Bead Creator software and I just played around with those that I liked best. I am not too sure about the greens in the shadows, but overall it looks pretty good… I just try not to analyze the individual colors too much, or I drive myself crazy…. Sometimes it helps to step back and cross your eyes and look at the pattern….. or just from the corner of your vision so that the colors that are in the pattern can blend like they would in real life or if you were using paint. Does that make sense? I did take Danni’s apart because there was just one color that was off and you couldn’t really tell until a few rows were stitched. I did the same thing with Eddie’s, thankfully, with Peyote stitch you can take a few rows apart and redo or put back together, I guess that is one of my favorite things about the stitch. And on this piece there is a spot below his mouth that I may go back and change… And now looking back on it I have no idea why I did not get rid of the partial date stamp on the pattern, wouldn’t you know I stitched it right in… a project is never truly done J
Sunday, January 11, 2009
http://www.beadcreator-family.com/ It is easier than the old forum, but not quite as active as the yahoo group, but it is growing FAST! Check it out, perhaps even join the group and buy the software, I love it!
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