The structure in a small pencil sketch, and the fine details of the lines makes these angels drift into the air.
I got a box of colored pencils (metallic) as a gift, and immediately used them to draw this sheet of angles. I transferred the drawing into a cross stitch pattern by hand to get the best result.
What does an elf look like? Here is my 2009 version.
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The leaves are cross stitched. DMC (Dansk Blomstergarn):
310 (240) and 340 (230)
This pattern is stitched as a single motive, in rows, or as an area. The stitching is done on linen (10 threads per cm.). Use cross and back stitches. DMC (Dansk Blomstergarn):
—/// 310 (240) Eyes and legs
— 722 (93) beak
ooo 445 (123)
mmm 3046 (128)
333 727 (225)
xxx 744 (16)
The pillow and table runner were created by experimenting with the shapes of brush strokes when using acrylic paint. The first piece was the red table runner, made on fine linen. Both pillows were done black/gray on coarse linen.
Long brush strokes using acrylic paint, transformed into a cross stitch pattern. The table runner has brush stroke and tulip patterns.