Saturday, August 20, 2016

#August2016crayons Spoonflower Weekly Challenge

Design brief: "Life is like a box of crayons, so color your world! Create a design with color and fun!"
find this on Spoonflower 
I did some sketches of crayons (using the color of the crayon to sketch it) a while ago.
Thought they'd be the perfect thing to use for this week's Spoonflower Weekly Challenge.

Here's one of the sketches:

Crayolas have the craziest names now!

Friday, August 5, 2016

#Aug2016ABC123 Spoonflower Weekly Challenge

ABCs, 123s 
Design brief: "Letters and numbers, the building blocks of our world. Let your creativity fly as you design with letters of the alphabet and/or digits to your hearts content." 
find this on Spoonflower 
Shall we venture backwards in time to see other design options that I came up with? 
My building blocks:
I typed A-Z and 0-9 into an Illustrator document. I then printed it out several times, and cut some of the prints into strips using a paper cutter. I took photos of my various layouts as I made them. I know I could get a cleaner final file by splitting the elements in Illustrator, but it was fun fooling around with scraps of paper and I was able to try out different things quickly.

I got the letterform splitting idea from stumbling across the work of Cecil Touchon last week 
(from WGSN? Artsy? Can't remember!)

Friday, July 29, 2016

Textile Design Lab's Summer of Creativity: Editing a Texture

Came from this:
Lesson Two was a quickie editing technique for textures that ended up working out well on my 2nd try.

1) Added "Content Aware" fills by making a selection, Select > Inverse, hit Delete (choosing Content Aware)
1A) a misfire -- cropping area has too much white edge
[from here on, a reenactment] 
1B, Red shows a tighter selection, better all-over fill 
2) Cropped to an area that I liked (this art not in repeat)
Next, I'll show crops of the transformations without the step-by-step directions.
Maintaining a bit of mystery, since it's not a free course.
 Oops, reenactment doesn't match. Oh well -- glad that I saved the original!

The Textile Design Lab is a monthly membership fee-based site. Well worth it, so far!

Linking up with Shelbee's On the Edge of the Week