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…

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…

Hibiscus Print – Malaysian Floral Collection

I said I would save the details for the next juicy print – and here it is! This print was inspired by the Malaysian Rain Forest!  I used the batik prints I created as a background and added these gorgeous blossoms to the print.  After the print was complete, I was thrilled with the result.  As…

Coordinate Print – Canyon Circles and Stripes

 This is a coordinate print from the Canyon Collection – it is the reverse print on pillows and duvet covers for the Craftsman Inspired Circles and Stripes pattern.  I loved it so much, it’s also available in bath coordinates just by itself – or you know you can combine it with the other prints. Geometric…

Abstract Circles and Stripes Print

This print reminds me of the craftsman-style movement.   The colors are neutral, but deep and rich.  There are abstract circles, along with subtle stripes – think sunset over canyons and you’ve got the inspiration for this print.  I wanted to keep the colors muted so it can go anywhere, and honestly when I design I…

Canyon Waterfall Print

This was inspired by the colors of the canyons in the American Southwest and the reflections seen in the waterfalls there.  This print has a light feel to it, with waves, multiple tones, and rippled texture.  The colors are teal, burnt orange, cream, smoke blue, aqua, and peach. I layered the image with a subtle…