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Thread: Girl with the Pearl Earring - Take Two

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    Girl with the Pearl Earring - Take Two

    Well, when at first you don't succeed, try, try again. So that's what I did. One of the Craftsy courses that I am taking is called Thread Art. In it, the project is stitching the "Girl with the Pearl Earring" (see initial post here - http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t196820.html). As you can see, the eyes didn't turn out too well. So, I started all over. Eyes are MUCH better, but somehow I managed to spread color across the effect lines, or what-ever they're called. So I tried the Tide stick, got some of it out. And in one of my brighter moments (NOT!), I decided that Clorox on a Q-tip would work. Well, it also bleached the fabric. So I may end up coloring the accent lines, but thought that I would go ahead and post it while I'm waiting for the Clorox to dry. Ha!

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    Wow! This is great.

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    Looks awesome. Not mistakes... Just taking creative license...

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    This is so awesome! It is so like the painting. My husband and I were fortunate to see the original painting when we visited the Hague a few years ago. Also went through the Escher museum. I would love to do something of his in a quilt.

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    wow that is incredible

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    Are you kidding? This is amazing!
    From the artist formerly known as Missus Fear...Hi, my name is Tracy and I am a hobbyaholic.
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    That's wonderful!! There is a novel written about this picture that I really enjoyed as it is one of my favorite pictures! You did it justice!
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    Incredible! Nice work!
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    very creative

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
    That's wonderful!! There is a novel written about this picture that I really enjoyed as it is one of my favorite pictures! You did it justice!
    And a good movie starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth as Vermeer. Your work is beautiful!!

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    This amazing. Great job!!
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    I would have suggested since you have the dress in the second accent line to color the one you bleached so it looks like a planned pattern. After all it is art.

    It looks gorgeous and you eyes look wonderful
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    Quote Originally Posted by beadywoman View Post
    Well, when at first you don't succeed, try, try again. So that's what I did. One of the Craftsy courses that I am taking is called Thread Art. In it, the project is stitching the "Girl with the Pearl Earring" (see initial post here - http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t196820.html). As you can see, the eyes didn't turn out too well. So, I started all over. Eyes are MUCH better, but somehow I managed to spread color across the effect lines, or what-ever they're called. So I tried the Tide stick, got some of it out. And in one of my brighter moments (NOT!), I decided that Clorox on a Q-tip would work. Well, it also bleached the fabric. So I may end up coloring the accent lines, but thought that I would go ahead and post it while I'm waiting for the Clorox to dry. Ha!

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    I bought that class also. I think the instructor is awesome and so nice. I haven't started a picture yet, just a bit too busy right now, but I did buy my Prisma colored pencils on Amazon, what a bargin, such low prices compared to anywhere else. Your picture is lovely, and always remember what the instructor told you, that there are no mistakes.
    Karen from Appleton, Wisconsin

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    Wow...love it...job exceedingly well done! I also enjoyed your humor lol

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    Wow! This is great.

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    Amazing! You are very talented!

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    She looks great. I plan to take some Craftsy classes in the fall when my grandchildren are back in school and I won't be watching them all day.
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    super cool...fantastic job!
    So many quilts, so little time :-)

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    Wow... this is amazing.

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    this is amazing. and its called thread art. you have done a great job... love it...

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    You did a wonderful job
    Vermeer and my friend Sister Judith (a Vermeer scholar) are, without a doubt, smiling down upon you.

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    Amazing... You did a great job.

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    That is just awesome.
    God Bless you all.
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    I love your thread painting. It's so cool. Sorry you had a problem with the color, but the painting looks amazing. Nice job.

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    Your work is beautiful. Keep us up to date on it. Thanks for sharing.

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