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Adding stitch to printed pleating

After printing one of the mokume pieces with normal transparent binder, I left it to dry and then opened the pleats out flat. At regular intervals I then stitched sets of the pleats together and le…

3 hacks for creating interesting surface pattern designs.

3 hacks for creating interesting surface pattern designs. Learn some quick tips to give life to your surface pattern designs.

Fabric manipulation and textile design - 3D Textiles surface design using fabric to create dimensional structures inspired by sea life; creative fabric manipulation // Asta Masiulyte #textiles

Fabric manipulation and textile design - 3D Textiles surface design using fabric to create dimensional structures inspired by sea life; creative fabric manipulation // Asta Masiulyte #textiles

Kitchen Resists with Julie B. Booth: Freezer Paper Masks and Blue Glue Gel Resist

Get some lovely color effects with freezer paper masks and glue gel resist. Welcome to my final Kitchen Resists tutorial. In this one we really "layer it on" using freezer paper masks and a resist made from blue school glue gel. If you can't find the blue glue gel- clear glue gel or white glue will also work. The fabrics I made in this project have many paint layers, but you can choose to apply fewer layers and still get some great results. Don't forget to leave a comment at the end of this…

History of Surface Design: Shibori - Pattern Observer  Images via: (clockwise from top left) 1. unknown source via Pinterest; 2. via http://styleindicator.com ; 3. & 4. via  http://threads.srithreads.com ; 5. by shibori master Motohiko Katano via http://shibori.org

Series on the history of surface design by Julie Gibbons. Shibori has been getting a bit of press lately; it seems to be never too far away on my Pinterest feed. It’s not all simple tie-dye though – it’s actually a centuries-old Japanese technique of binding fabric in various ways before dyeing, to create areas that are not exposed to dye. After dyeing and removing the binding, the undyed areas then create the pattern. There are many, many different techniques […]

Wheat paste on fabric, with teal blue paint. The paint will go down into the cracks.

Exhibiting at the Tarpon Springs Fine Art Festival this past weekend, I enjoyed the chance to talk one-on-one with a lot of festival-goers about my process of artmaking. It’s great when people are interested enough to ask questions about how work is made! I heard myself saying this a lot:

How do they do it? Judy's Rainbow by Betty Busby - Cosy Blog

The title Judy's Rainbow originates from the commissioner of this piece. It refers to the spectrum of colours that lichen comes in and Hawaii's gorgeous rainbow

iPad Surface Design in Affinity Designer: iPad Vectors, Textures, Artboards, and Repeat Patterns - In this class, I’ll show you everything you need to start designing repeat patterns in Affinity Designer, and share all of my vector assets with you as free downloads, so you can start designing patterns as soon as you get the app. Affinity Designer is a powerful vector and raster based app that makes it easy to create any surface design you can imagine. Click to get started!

Artmaking begins with a composition

This was a weekend of quiet, undirected composition experimenting – in the simple camaraderie of fellow artmakers. (aka art buddies.) I am still in the beginning stage of thinking through some new elements and a slightly new course for work in 2023. This weekend I assembled some physical objects I

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Surface pattern design bridges art and design in such unique and versatile ways. In this class, I will teach you how to create art for surface design, clean it up in Photoshop, and piece together seamless designs. I will walk through the different ways you can create patterns and then focus on pattern making in Adobe Photoshop specifically. This class is for artists who are looking for additional income streams and prefer to keep the integrity of their brushwork in their final designs.
Is the Aquario Textile Designer surface pattern design plugin worth it? In this review, we take a look at all of its features and capabilities to help you decide if it's the right tool for your needs. Whether you're a fashion designer looking to create textile patterns or just want to add some new surface designs to your portfolio, this is a great review to take a look at before you decide to pay for this plugin.
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