Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Choosing a Border

I think O'jishi needs a border.  I wanted to add more of the hot coral reds to the canvas and thought a border would be a great way to do so.  Above you see my text stitches.  I thought I'd use a padded section of rectangles to echo the background stitch.  But it's too red and detracts from the main design.

Next I tried laying long lines of Kreinik metallic to be couched down with a darker metallic to look like faux bamboo.  I like it better.  The sample stitches are on the left side.  Below are two sides done.  What do you think?

I haven't quite made up my mind....

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