Saturday, June 2, 2012

What a difference color makes!

The little red and gold ornament is finished, and --oh, my--how different it is from the original design!

The intensity of the red in the ovals was sapping the energy out of the Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #002 that I'd used thus far, so I wanted to use another metallic to fill in the connecting diamonds. My choice: Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #203, which the folks at Kreinik call Flame. It's the metallic equivalent of an overdye, combining both #002 gold and #003 red. Adding the Flame gave more depth to the canvas and made the pure gold metallic really pop.

The photo at right is of my model for the original design, Berries in Snow. Like its counterpart, it was stitched with Petite Very Velvet, DMC floss, and two shades of Kreinik metallic thread. Line for line, both designs are the same. But what a difference can be achieved by changing the colorway!

I'll be back next week with another red and gold ornament to stitch--with an entirely different look.


Jan said...

I love the new colors! Changing colors on a design always make a big impact. Can't wait to see the next red and gold design.

Anonymous said...

Finally cathing up with life...reading blogs today and tonight. Like what you have been doing...hope I can stay in touch.