A Highly Ant-icipated Cross-Stitch

So, back in January, my friend Rachel made the off-handed comment about how the Ant-Man promo poster would be a really simple project to tackle.

It sort of stuck in my mind, but I really didn’t think much about it until the Big, Bad, Burnout came along.

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(I’m not *really* burned out of the Light World or my other big projects, but being able to complete a project does wonders for my drive.)

Boom.

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The hardest thing about this project was making the chart. My pattern maker wanted me to use 31 (!) colors to get the shaded effect. An afternoon of wrestling with my program got it down to 6 (ok, 8 with Ant-Man and the backstitching).

I managed to crank this sucker out in two days, but I put in close to 10 hours into it (thanks nighttime shows that I mostly ignore in the favor of cross-stitching, LOL)

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(Speaking of which, Barry, you need to smile more. Frowny faces are for Oliver.)

So, you wanna make your own movie poster? Of course you do. Here’s what you’ll need:

14 count AIDA cloth (the design is 8″ x 10″)
DMC colors: 310, 817, 3777, 606, 900, 3857, 221, and white
The chart

I used symbols for this chart because the colors are so similar, so here’s the breakdown:

X – 3857
| – 221
O – 3777
Triangle – 817
Diamond – 900
Upside-down triangle – 606

Also, you’ll notice the chart doesn’t have the two squares for the black. That’s because I’m lazy. Just go right in the middle of your rectangle and put two little squares of 310 and you’ll be as right as rain.

Now I’m back to the Light World and working on my project for the #bestbirthdayswapever (which I won’t be able to show you until after I send it off).

As always, if you tackle this project, let me know! And until next time, happy crafting!

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2 thoughts on “A Highly Ant-icipated Cross-Stitch”

    1. I’m always bouncing from project to project because if I do get burned out something, I hide it away for months. And yes, this project is rather small but makes the end result makes you feel like you finished this huge craft, LOL

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