Felted Plaids Collection

This is the collection together.  Since I thought immediately of home decor when I started designing it, I have the entire collection posted on my Zazzle site – pillows, duvet covers, shower curtains…and more items are added all the time because there are so many cool products on Zazzle.  I also added the collection to…

Woodland Prints

One of my favorite features in Corel Painter is the ability to capture a pattern and use it either with the brush tools or as a fill.  When I needed a coordinate print for the Felted Plaids collection, I turned to an old leaf print I had done a long time ago and never used. …

Cyber Monday Notice!

Didn’t want anyone to miss this – I generally post these things on the Limited Time Specials section, but figured I’d post it here so everyone knows about it!  I have lots of new designs in my Society6 shop – and lots more in my Redbubble shop – oh, and don’t forget Zazzle!

Bringing the Thistle in

Once I had the plaids finished, I began laying the thistle on top of the felted textures.  I wasn’t happy with the look of the detailed flowers against the plaid, so I started using my filters in Corel Painter to bring a new dimension to the flowers.  After a few tries, I wound up with the…

Felted Plaids Collection

This past summer, one of the inspiration sources for the Summer of Creativity at the Textile Design Lab was Scotland, so I started designing with the first thing that came to mind:  Thistle.  Since I love working in watercolor (and because I had just received some new Daniel Smith Watercolors) I started with a simple…

Not Everything works out as planned…

This is a coordinating print I did for the Thistle Song Collection.  I liked the look of the medallions, but I accidentally blocked myself in on this collection.  I tried to come up with some interesting coordinates, but I became too married to the idea of simple graphics and ended up creating a collection I…

Thistle Song Plaid Print

This print was developed as part of the “Summer of Creativity” at the Textile Design Lab.A bold plaid, in neutral colors (Navy and Camel) with bold white thistle flower shapes flowing across the background.  It’s simple and elegant, and comes in a variety of home decor items. Thistle Plaid Navy and Neutral Colors Print Shower…

The Creation of the Collection

This was one of the collections I created this summer as part of the Textile Design Lab’s Summer of Creativity course.  I think this one was one of the most exciting ones for me, mainly because I realized how far my painting (digitally and with actual paints) has come.  The two main floral prints were…