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Black canvas project

01 May

Hi Every one. Me again. 🙂

As is the case when ever I enter a store, and I have time to wonder, I began to look at things with cross stitch projects in mind, could I stitch on this item? Could I use this thread instead of floss? How would a cross stitched image look in this picture frame… and on and on. Since I wanted  to do a little something different in the break between big projects, I was wandering my local AC Moore store and happened upon some mini black painting canvas that was already mounted on a wooden frame. I love how dark these were and thought they might be an even better contrast with some of the lighter colored Sulky threads that I so love to use.  So, I decided to do a test run. I chose a 3×3 inch size canvas and pulled out some of my waste canvas to use as a guide for the cross stitching. Waste canvas is wonderful but it does take some time to remove it when you are done stitching.  Here are the photos below.

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I really just did little doodles using different types of back stitching, cross stitches, half cross stitches, and strait stitches. The back was not very pretty since I had very little room to move my needle. I had to use a sharp point embroidery needle instead of the blunt tipped ones usually used in cross stitch and needle point. The sharp point allowed me to pierce the tough Canvas easier.

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Then came time for the pulling of the waste canvas. I had to pull each strand out, one at a time.

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I was happy with the contrast between the background and the colors, although I learned that half cross stitches did not do well. Several of them pulled out while I was pulling out the waste canvas.

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Here you can see the end result- resting on the little stand I bought for it. I will not frame this one since its already on a wooden frame of its own.

An arrow and two fans. Not very exciting, but a good test in how this would look with a bigger project. I think I may try my hand at another one soon- Perhaps a moon or night themed little picture.

 

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