The Devil’s in the Details

So, details! For me, the details are what makes my crochet pieces come alive and feel complete. Like Deku’s freckles, or Fox’s belt, or the Pokeball centers. Small things like that can make a huge difference in how the finished piece looks! In this post, I’ll go over some of my favorite ways to add details.

One of my go to methods for adding details is to use felt! Felt comes in all different colors, is easy to cut, and can be made into intricate shapes that are difficult to crochet. In addition, felt works great for details that are super small. To attach the felt, I use hot glue. Hot glue is like my best friend when it comes to adding details. It saves me so much time, you just have to be careful not to add too much. If you do, you might end up with the hot glue showing, which doesn’t look that great.

Another way to add details is to use fabric markers or fabric paint. It may sound like an odd choice, but it actually works really well! I use it for fun facial expressions (like on my mini octopus/takochus) and face details like scars or freckles. I’ve also used it for blush and color patterns, like my cheshire cat.

Yet another way to add details is with needle felting! I don’t use this method as often, but it comes in handy for things like eyebrows.

Lastly, I will sometimes use a colored pencil to add blush. You can also use makeup or pastels, but a colored pencil works just fine for me. It gives just a hint of color to the characters and makes them look a little sweeter.

And that about wraps it up! I think the details are what makes a character recognizable, so it’s always fun to see it come together.

Does anyone have any other methods for adding details? Share it in the comments!

Published by tokyodragon44

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