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…

Neutral Colored West African Print Collection

As part of the Textile Design Lab Summer of Creativity, I discovered a new love for West African inspired textiles.  I love the bold colors of African fabrics – but I also love the simple black and white (or cream and white, or white with charcoal) designs that are so classic but completely modern.  These…

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…

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…

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…