WIP “love” pattern collection

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    This month’s challenge I’m going to make a pattern collection. I envision it being for a wedding or a bridal shower. Just trying to make a “lovely” collection. Maybe I’ll even mock up plates and cocktail napkins. I know for sure it will be turned into a note card set for Mother’s Day. So- here is the start.

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    One more.
    The goal is to have 8-12 patterns that are related. A few are show stoppers. Then there is a mid range of contrast and involvement. Then there are “blender” pieces. Also there will be a range of values in the set. Some of these are elements that will be further manipulated in photoshop.

  • These are absolutely lovely! I bet they would look really precious as edible printed cake decorations, you know? For weddings, a tea, a garden party... These are really nice! Keep going! 🙂

  • Whitney, they are very lovely!!

  • @Coreyartus that sounds like a awesome idea! If I had napkins that matched my cake I may just die a happy person! That would be freaking adorable!

    @NessIllustration thank you!

    There is quite a bit I want to make with these guys. Hopefully it turns out like I see it in my head!

  • That top pattern is amazing, the symmetry by hand is awesome!

  • oh wow! A pattern series is a great idea. I'll have to try my hand at that sometime 🙂

  • @Chip-Valecek thanks. We will see if it translated to the pattern. Once it’s duplicated sometimes the flow can be tricky. I’m still super new at the repeating pattern process.

    @Braden-Hallett start the pattern next theme. Ha! But they are super fun. Totally worth exploring.

  • Very nice work

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    Finally able to work a little on then collection. Not sure exactly how the tiny elements will be used. I am thinking a pattern print. Maybe, if the individual elements are strong enough, a banner or bunting. After these are done I’m going to do an ink only version of these elements. I see coloring them in photoshop in white against a colored background. Also, want to do a text print too if probably the word “love” or “I love you” in a bunch of different languages. That can be used more universally than just a wedding.

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    I pieced it together. Ohhhh. So excited. Not sure if I will try it in other colors or change up the background. As for the shapes and patterns I am super happy.

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    First attempt at overlapping repeating patterns after watching Ohn Mar Win. yikes. This may take a while to get right.

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    I am pretty stoked about the white outlines. How fun it that. I did them in black and changed them to white in photoshop. Some elements I need to revisit, like the dress and pearls and a few others. However, I'm digging the bouquet and the cake!

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    Making Baby steps in the process of making seemless repeating patterns. Yay!

    Still would love any comments, critiques or tips. This is a collection I really want to be strong.

  • Those seamless repeating patterns are absolutely lovely!!! I'm a theatrical costume designer by trade, and I can totally see both of those as cute little sun dresses! The orange floral would look gorgeous as a tiny rayon challis print for a breezy shift dress, and those red poppies are begging to be a cotton a-line cut dress for an afternoon tea!!

    Seriously--please do something with these. I know fabric printing is a hard market to get into because there's a lot out there already, but these are just adorable!!

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