Saturday, 10 September 2011
Well I have gone back to my old ways, designing for Interiors. I have had the urge to draw something on a really large scale and had the idea of creating a bespoke wallpaper length which will all be hand drawn. The length will be based around Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and will combine a mix of different medias to create some interesting effects. Lets see how it goes...
Thursday, 7 July 2011
Well its been a while since my last check in. Ive just got back from an amazing week at New Designers in London, and I came home inspired to do some drawing and get back into printing. Im working on a new project, combining digital print and screen print. As I always design interior fabrics and wall coverings, I am going to challenge my self with this project. It will combine prints for fashion and interiors, as well as home accessories, so I cant wait to start printing and making. As always though, a project starts with drawings, and I have been out to buy a new sketchbook to start this. Here is something im working on at the moment.
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Thursday, 5 May 2011
Well i am finally finnished printing my lengths, they are all three metres long and i have tried to consider size of composition of imagery so that they all work well together in a collection. I am really pleased with the way they have turned out and cant wait to display them at the degree show!
Friday, 29 April 2011
Well after a few days preparation i have finally printed my first length! It has worked really well, I used illuminated discharge to print it with, so i was really scared to steam it and wash it incase the colours disappeared, but luckily they didnt!! As it is a length for furnishing fabric, i decided to hang it at a window to see what it looked like, luckily we were redecorating the living room so i get a better idea of what it would look like in a home.
Sunday, 24 April 2011
Well im on to my second last paint out. For this one i really wanted to try something different, so i went to a bit of digital design, which i tend to avoid like the plague (im not the best on computers) and the collage my design on the top using watercolours and pencil drawings, i also lamintated some of my roses to give the effect of what could be a clear gloss foil on fabric. I intend to add swarovski crystals into the centre of the roses but these are still on order.
Well i have finally finnised my Professional Practice Portfolio, i am really pleased with how it has turned out and all my hard work has finally paid off! I tried to make it fit in with the theme of my FMP, so i wanted it to look quite vintage, i have hand printed all of my folders and inside is a combination of hand made stationary and professional documents.