Welcome back! If you missed yesterday's post, check it out to get caught up. We're talking about color conversions and other ways to transform a design!
Here's an example of how doing a color conversion of only one element of a design can make a big impact. Apart from the fabric color, the only other major color change I made was to convert the house from red to purple. I was going for a gloomier look. This is Judith Kirby's Victorian House #9.
This is a red-to-brown conversion of a design from the 2015 Just Cross Stitch Special Halloween issue, for a more aged look.
This is an example of intensifying colors rather than completely changing them. I didn't stray too far from the original colors in this design (except for the border), but instead just brightened them up a bit. This is also from the 2015 JCS Halloween issue.
I stitched Just Nan's Honey Bunny according to the chart, and then stitched a few more in other bunny colors.
Green fabric instead of red, and a red/white swap: white letters and red squiggles flipped to red letters and white squiggles. Small changes that make a big difference.
Finally, this is Super Honeybee, my version of this DMC freebie of Super Emma the Super Stitcher. As you can see, I made all kinds of changes to customize her, including pants (I'm a big fan of pants), and a cut & color job on her hair to make it look like mine (my hair color is DMC 4145). Pretty cool little project, stitching a super hero in your own image!
Tomorrow I'll get to "renovations."