Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Lights, action, scanner!


Finally, the skyline is complete! The buildings took almost five cards of Petite Very Velvet (but who's counting?). The windows are dotted with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #032--a tiny bit of bling without a lot of glitz.

I was so excited, I moved on to another section--the white "foliage" underneath the tree on the right side of the canvas. This area needs more substance to give further depth, as I move closer to the foreground. I cast Brown Paper Packages Trio for this role. Trio is the svelte sister of Silk & Ivory and a very versatile thread on 18 ct. canvas. The stitch I've chosen is Nobuko--one of my favorites. It's a non-directional stitch and provides just enough relief to stand out from the black-and-white section behind it.

Now that I've cast that part, I'll probably move on toward the center and start filling in other roles. I already see a small problem here in this new white section: my arms are getting too short! This canvas is stapled to stretcher bars 20 inches long, and while I have long arms for someone my size, I'm not ready to swing in trees yet. So for now, anyway, I'll deal with what I can reach.

4 comments:

Possibilities, Etc. said...

The lights in the windows are perfect against that black velvet of the buildings at night. Nobuko is also one of my favorites, along with "T-stitch." This is really looking good - I look forward to more!

g said...

nothing is more striking than black and white with shades of grey...or black pattern giving the illusion of gray...you are a tropper...i get very bored with vast expanses of any color...my attention is small when stitching I find...the tiny project is about all I can handle...I think I use up all my points on painting...just so much patience to go around...lol...so I guess twelve chair seats are out...now that is really funny..I could no more do that than i could fly...lol...
xoxoxoxox
g

Miss 376 said...

This is stunning. Looking forward to seeing the next installment

LIZ said...

This is such an exciting project! I can't wait for the next act.
I love Nobuko too.
Much applause so far.