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…

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…

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…

Orange Tropical Print – Malaysian Floral Collection

Think hot tropical locations and gorgeous colorful blooms, and you’ll see the inspiration behind this collection!The Malaysian Rain forest really had me inspired this past summer, and the more I painted flowers, the more I fell in love with the colors and shapes of the botanical elements.  Set against a batik background, this glorious floral…

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…

Canyon Collection

This line of home decor prints is now available on Zazzle.com.  I love the colors because there are varied shades of caramel, soft teal, and peach – yet together they are still neutral enough for any space.  I kept the lines soft and flowing, but added some more geometric patterns as well, making the whole…