Sunday, July 2, 2017

Perler Template: Pikachu and Ballons from Pokemon Yellow

Happy Sunday everyone!

This is my first post with the new way I'd like to create my Perler project templates. I'm looking forward to improving the process; so if you have any suggestions, they'd be very much appreciated!

Here is the template I made (and used) to recreate the sprite of Pikachu in the clouds via balloons from the GBC Pokemon Yellow intro screen.

Total Bead Count: 1458 Beads (excluding clear beads)

The template here is using the 29 by 29 interlocking pegboards. If you have the larger 49 by 69 pegboard, Pikachu will fit just fine. However, I'd recommend starting the project along one of the edges. Pikachu will almost reach from end to end, as shown below.

Originally posted on Instagram @sheMehay

For this project, the beads should be easy to come by. Personally, I go to Joann's and take advantage of the coupons they frequently offer. Some stores might not have Pastel Blue, if so, Light Blue would be a decent replacement. The difference between the two is it's a little darker.

I'd love to see photos of your attempts! Happy beading!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Overwatch Perler: Tracer Pixel Spray

 Cheers, love. Cavalry's 'ere!

After a very long hiatus from beading, and this blog, I've finally started making new projects again! Last year I started recreating the pixel sprays for the heroes from Blizzard's Overwatch. Now that I have more free time and funds to dedicate to beading, I've finally decided to once again try to make each heroes' pixel sprays!

Tracer is one of the smaller pixel sprays, if not the smallest. One would think she'd be easy, right? Well... not really, at least for me. I don't like her spray. No matter how I edited the colors, she never seemed to look just right. For now, I like the colors I used. In the future, I might fiddle with her goggles a bit.

When I get a chance, I'll be updating this post with a pegboard grid pattern I made. It will have the colors I used as opposed to her actual spray.

Colors Used:
Dark Grey
Light Grey
Light Brown
Pastel Yellow