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Monochromatic Cross-Stitch Designs

Jan. 4th, 2010 | 08:51 pm
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I do a lot of crafting. Two of my favorites are stenciling and cross-stitching. A few years ago, I discovered a way to combine the two!

Cross-stitching can be an extremely time-consuming hobby.
A lot of projects take an incredible amount of time and patience...
and those are two things I do not have a lot of at all.
But with this project, I get the fun of cross-stitching without all the time and patience other projects take.
Here is an example of a stencil-gone-stitch:


It's easy. Start off by making a stencil (you can use my tutorial as a guide).
You can also use one found online; Stencilry has some great stencils, a lot made be me actually.
Next, make a stitching design by hand or with a program such this free one.
You can make it any size you want, using any count fabric you want, but make sure to choose only ONE color!
Then all you have to do is stitch it up!

cross-posted to cross_stitch and _seethesky

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TUTORIAL: How to make a basic stencil in Photoshop

Jan. 3rd, 2010 | 04:27 pm
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Several years ago, I made a series of stenciling tutorials. Now, they're really outdated so I've decided to make another batch.
Here's the first of the set:
How to make a basic (one-layer) stencil in Adobe Photoshop.

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original image
final stencil

Questions & comments welcome.

cross-posted to stencil_swap handmade_gifts and _seethesky.

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