Sunday, June 23, 2013

New Designs!

I have created and uploaded two new product mockup files to my website. They are both created from existing art and pattern designs.

The pillows are designed from original paintings that depict the seasons. The leaf prints are monotypes I created from a leaf I drew with Elmer's glue that provided me with a raised surface that made great prints! First I painted the leaf in acrylic in colors I thought depicted the associated season on watercolor paper. Once they dried I inked up the monotype plate, registered it loosely face down with the painted leaf and used a brayer as my "press". So FUN!

You can see the collection I designed in two color ways on my website in the geometric category.
These were created during my "Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design" class I took last spring. The assignment was to take the humble check and elevate it to a special pattern. I think they look young and fresh.