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Butterfly Canvas

Butterfly Canvas

Butterfly Canvas Spotlight

Canvas MB17 by Sharon Garmize
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This month let’s take a look at a beautiful,small canvas by Sharon G. The colors in this canvas draw us in, reminding us ofthe richness of nature. Sharon created this canvas with Kreinik metallic colorsin mind.

We have a full spectrum to choose from in theKreinik color line. Let us make some suggestions for ideal color matches to thiscanvas.

For the background:
Kreinik Silk Mori in 8000 Soft White. This will give you a creamy, neutralbackdrop for showcasing the beauty of the butterfly. Select a background stitchthat isn’t too complicated; you really want the butterfly to be the focus ofthis canvas.

For the border:
Kreinik 026V Vintage Amethyst and 002V Vintage Gold. This canvas is painted on18-count, so for tent stitch, we suggest using Tapestry (#12) Braid. There is atrend, however, toward using lighter coverage and letting a hint of the paintshow through. If that’s the look you like, just switch to Fine (#8) Braid.

For the butterfly:
In the bottom half, color 191 Pale Yellow and 095 Starburst in Tapestry (#12)Braid are perfect color matches. In the top half, 029 Turquoise, 9294Periwinkle, and 329 Bahama Blue capture the natural iridescence of abutterfly’s wing. The wings are such a small area that tent stitch is probablythe best choice.

For other parts of the butterfly, 026V VintageAmethyst, 011C Nickel, and 005 Black in Fine (#8) Braid are good shadingchoices. For the veins in the wings and the antennae, use 011C Cord in straightstitch. Make a small French Knot at the outer, lower edge of each wing with 029Turquoise.

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This design may be reproduced for free distribution but not kitted, sold orchanged.

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