Neutral Color Palette African Inspired Print Collection

I had so much fun creating this collection. I wanted the feel of African Mudcloth, but with a really simple, sophisticated feel. The Heart and Diamond patter in the upper left was the first pattern I created for this collection and I love the grassy texture that really gives the pattern some depth and texture….

Neutral Heart & Diamond Print

I wanted a simple yet graphic print for this collection. The colors are in line with the coordinates, but this pattern is on a larger scale. This is one of the first patterns I’ve ever created with Corel Paintshop Pro, and I think it worked out rather well. Quite honestly, I don’t even remember the…

West African X and O Pattern

For this pattern, I took my West African inspiration to a more graphic place.  I kept the colors neutral (so there’s a blend with the mud cloth inspired pieces) but used a bolder X and O pattern (which created these awesome little arrows).  There’s an olive green color for the darker accent, with khaki and…

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. …

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…

Lime Batik Print

Inspired by the Malaysian Rain Forest – and the Batik fabrics of that region, this lime “batik” print is one of the coordinates for the Malaysian Floral Collection available through my Zazzle.com shop. You might know that this summer, I decided to join the Textile Design Lab  for the Summer of Creativity.   This collection was inspired…