Sunday, May 18, 2014

RSN Silk Shading: Just One More Bit to Go!!!!!!

The more I work on this, the more I am convinced that I need to do some silk shading practice after I submit it on a different project.  This technique is deceptively tricky and I feel like it must become fun after you cross the hump of getting used to blending the thread colors and stitch directions.  I have not crossed it but I'm getting to that point in learning a technique that I really want to understand it more.  

The other thing that I have realized (but I want to talk to Tracy about when I'm in Williamsburg) is that is seems that in order to actually get the shading and color transitions correctly on the stitching, you need to slightly exaggerate it from the photo.  It also may just be because I'm using a photo printed from my printer instead of professionally printed.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

RSN Silk Shading: Ahhh This Last Blossom is Driving Me CRAZY!!!!

So I've redone this blossom I actually cannot remember how many times.  I still don't like it.  It still looks too bumpy and uneven and I have realized I cannot redo it again.  I also think that I needed a darker grey.  The darkest grey that I used is still too light I think so the blossom feels flat.  
Maybe also, I have looked at it for too long . . . anyways moving onto the stem tomorrow.

Monday, May 5, 2014

RSN Silk Shading: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

... at least that's what I keep telling myself as I plod through the silk shading.  I decided to finish off the smaller bits and then go back to the blossom.  All the whites just make your eyes cross!  One more bit done!  I think with silk shading you just have to be able to immerse yourself into it.  The first bit is just a bit painful but then as you work the different colors in the fun appears!  Once this is finished I can get back to my beloved metals!!!