Diapering

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Diapering

Postby Mark Henderson » 16 Aug 2020, 18:17

Are there any hard and fast rules for diapering on arms?
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Re: Diapering

Postby Chris Green » 16 Aug 2020, 19:36

Don't? :mrgreen:

Or if you really really must, be subtle.
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Re: Diapering

Postby Mark Henderson » 16 Aug 2020, 20:40

Naturally, nothing to suggest otherwise. Thanks.
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Re: Diapering

Postby Chris Green » 16 Aug 2020, 21:36

My response looks a bit trite on second look. But in the absence of hard and fast rules, I should suggest the following:

1) Keep it subtle.
2) Don't diaper if it could interfere with the "visibility" of the charges. (Fridge door test.)
3) The diaper shouldn't be capable of being mistaken for charges or confuse lines of division.
4) Resist the temptation to diaper everything.

There may be other "rules" I've missed.
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Re: Diapering

Postby Michael F. McCartney » 22 Aug 2020, 04:17

Good criteria!

I've generally thought of diapering as a sort of brocade, usually in a darker or lighter shade of the same tincture as the background because that is least likely to be mistaken for a heraldically significant pattern e.g. semee of whatever; but that may be too narrow a view
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Re: Diapering

Postby Terry Baldwin » 22 Aug 2020, 16:33

The criteria from Chris seems to cover the necessary points, I have found nothing additional to add.
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Re: Diapering

Postby Mark Henderson » 22 Aug 2020, 17:01

I agree with the above points described by Chris as well.
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Re: Diapering

Postby Mark Henderson » 22 Aug 2020, 17:36

Would this be appropriate?

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Re: Diapering

Postby Chris Green » 22 Aug 2020, 18:54

Mark Henderson wrote:Would this be appropriate?


Excellent. Try it again without the shading on the crosses.
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Re: Diapering

Postby Michael F. McCartney » 25 Aug 2020, 06:43

Mark - very nice! On my cellphone, the diapering is visible - quite attractive but not distracting - when I enlarge the image; but disappears when I shrink it down.
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