Friday, August 24

Making clouds...who is with me?


I'm working on a short tutorial for you all to help you practice your shading technique. (Follow the White Bunny style obviously) I think it should be done some time next week. I made a simple cloud design and for the shading you will need several shades of the same colour.

For this small project I belief that working with a dark, medium and light version of one colour is sufficient. From a distance the eye will 'blend' the shades anyway, but you can add more if you are feeling adventurous. As to the colour: you can pick grey or any colour you want your cloud to be. Make sure the colours are good for blending though. If you look at the DMC colour chart (you can view one here) you will see that most colours that are within a colour family (close to each other) will blend nicely. I found that if you pick colours that are too similar the effect in your shading will not be as good as with shades that are bit 'further apart' so keep that in mind when you choose your colours. 

Now I thought it would be fun if I would host a small stitch a long when the tutorial is on the blog! It's a really small pattern so it's not a huge commitment. Who is with me???

15 comments:

  1. sounds like fun! I'm up to my eyeballs in Christmas stuff, but I might be able to squeeze it in (I love clouds)!

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  2. I'll have a go. My daughter's starting school on 4th September so I'll have a bit more time.

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  3. I would really like to learn to blend shades, so I'm in. Oo, hey, this will be a great excuse to buy more thread!

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  4. I'm in Can you let us know via FB when the tutorial is up please :)

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  5. I would love to do some clouds for my college daughter! she loves them and I need to learn some shading! thanks!

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  6. Sounds like a party to me...count me in!

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  7. I'm down! I'm really into taking my skillz up a notch, and shading is an area I have only pitifully (and with poor results) dipped my toes into.

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  8. Sounds lovely. Looking forward to next week so I'm in

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  9. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 3 post on Aug. 25, 2012. Thanks again.

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  10. Sounds like fun! I've never done any shading and I'd like to try it.
    Thenks!
    Betsy in sunny Seattle

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  11. Thank you for joining in the fun! Hoping to get the tutorial and pattern up on the blog later this week!!!! :)

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  12. I'm in - shading in cross stitch I'm fine with but in hand embroidery it sucks!

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