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Abbietaya

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on: January 27, 2018, 10:32:56 AM
Hi everyone , hope everyone is okay and well.
Sorry for silence been poorly again but never mind bouncing back now 🤪
putting this here because it doesn’t really fit any where else, i kind of think this area as a catch all.

This is a christmas present its called painting by diamonds. My friend bought this with a request in mind , she wants me to do a custom picture for her!
First impression was mind numbing! And it is but, its very good at getting you to forget things whilst doing it👍
Coincidently, Another friend gave me a stencilled canvas -not painting by number just a stencilled canvas unframed. Which happens to be the same picture , i need to get a board to stretch it onto before attempting ... think i will need dennis for encouragement though.
I have loaded a close up pic and the finished pic.

Close up

Finished pic
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Reply #1 on: January 27, 2018, 04:10:19 PM
Liz,
I don't quite understand how you did it but the owl looks good.

aloha

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Reply #2 on: January 28, 2018, 07:55:06 AM
I had to look up 'diamond painting', it was described as being like paint by number, except you stick on coloured rhinestones. That's a lot of sticking!

Do you attach them with glue or are they pre-glued? Kudos to you for 'sticking' ( ;) ) with it. I would be completely boss-eyed!  :D

Looking at the finished owl, it looks like needlepoint in the photo. Very nicely done.  :clap: :clap: :clap: I would imagine it must be really pretty when the light hits it and the stones reflect the light.

That's it! The light, does anyone remember the pegboards with the clear plastic coloured pegs, and there was a light behind it that would light the whole picture up when it was finished? Sorry, I regressed there, now I understand what it is. Fun!
Cheers, Val

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Reply #3 on: January 28, 2018, 09:41:22 AM
Now that Val explained the sticking rhinestones technique, I am even more impressed with the owl, Liz.

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Reply #4 on: January 28, 2018, 11:09:59 PM
looks great O0


Abbietaya

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Reply #5 on: February 06, 2018, 06:45:48 AM
Thank you all,

Its more like cross stitch in effect than painting by numbers. You get a pre pasted stencilled canvas some are all paste ( described as full drill) others partially. You have a dish not unlike a pharmacy styled pill counter dish/tray , tweezers ( though not all firms provide these) and a pick up tool which you have to add some wax too, numerous little bags containg tiny tiles some are round , some are square and they are approx 1mm in size, they a facetted . Basically, you expose a small area of canvas (else you run the risk of dander settling on the glue) and you just follow the numbers/ symbols as you do in cross stitch /painting by numbers. This kit had a half inch of glue border all the way the around the picture. I put masking tape on that to stop getting stuck to it and  it becoming dirty with fluff etc. I did a couple of hours a day, i can’t tell you how many tiles pinged away to the black hole every now and then things disappear to! I had to do it as my friend wants me to do a custom one for her!

I was surprised at the result!


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Reply #6 on: February 06, 2018, 07:36:50 AM
Thanks for taking the time to describe the process, Liz. 

Clearly it is not for me.  Way to time consuming. I admire you for persevering through it.

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Reply #7 on: February 06, 2018, 09:40:36 AM
Hi mea, val,
5d diamond painting is really on its own though it is pixelated like i suppose cross stitch.

But this is cross stitch - i worked on this 2 weeks solid day and night, zero sleep after mum pass away. Just had to....
I use a grid method on 14cnt needlepoint canvas , start position centre ie mouth and nose.

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Reply #8 on: February 06, 2018, 10:50:38 AM
Wow, Liz, that's amazing.  Yikes, all those little stitches.

Wow!

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Reply #9 on: February 06, 2018, 12:52:37 PM
wow, how did you work out which colour goes where?


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Reply #10 on: February 06, 2018, 02:46:23 PM
Thank you mea and nolan.
Nolan i had a colour thumb nail photo which i scanned into my computer ,  i used photo shop ( not that i understand it very well! ) and put a grid on ( i counted how many cross stiches in an inch on th 14 cnt canvas (i had to double check lol ) and then used that to draw the grid ie if 14 stitches per inch then i put 14 square to the inch.. i then picked out the dmc thread closest to the colour in the photo , to blend i used slightly different tones/shades ( i used a 2 stranded thread to cross stitch ) so to blend i use one of each tone/shade.. i enlarged the picture to 10x8 inches.. sorry guys i only work in imperial .. i did this a while ago, it was good therapy. It was about a year or so later i started to try and draw. Then i found you guys   :smitten: :painting:


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Reply #11 on: February 07, 2018, 12:33:24 PM
you are clever eh :heeha: :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #12 on: February 07, 2018, 01:12:02 PM
 :not_worthy:   Wow, brilliant Liz. I used to do cross stitch, but nothing like this! Banner job!!!   :congrats:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #13 on: February 07, 2018, 08:50:04 PM
 :thankyou: :smitten: :painting:


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Reply #14 on: February 19, 2018, 01:04:30 AM
 :clap: Amazing work, especially how you did the crosstitch portrait of your Mum.
Thanks for sharing!
Cathy


 

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