Sunday, June 22, 2014

New Swatches

I've been busy these last few days with a big project for the class I'm taking, so not much sewing. The class is on how to use Photoshop, and while I initially was just taking it to fulfill a prereq for another class, I'm really learning a lot. Turns out, Photoshop has changed a lot since 1998. I guess we all have?

But I do have some new swatches to show off, of fabric I designed and had printed through Spoonflower:

I first sketched this little bug when we were visiting my husband's grandmother over Memorial Day weekend. It was to be the companion to a floral design which I have yet to finish. It's funny, but as my class has progressed, three weeks farther on, I would now composit this a completely different way. Learning! It's amazing!

This block castle is something I sketched for a book jacket design project in my class. I added the woven texture through use of a blending mode, that is, I had the solid castle, and a woven texture, and projected one onto the other. It's mysterious to me, so I am not going to be able to explain it further. It's printed on the new faux suede substrate, which gives it a secondary texture.

In other blog news, I'm planning a new feature. And I'm going to try to blog twice a week! (I know!) I've managed to steal away a little time for cutting and sewing, and hopefully I can get the first one up in a week and a half.


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