December 2, 2012

Paisley Inspiration



Since I was travelling last week….I needed a small…portable project.  Stenciled and doodled up a page in my 5x8 watercolor moleskine for the trip.



After I colored that puppy in….I realized what I really want to do…is….make something like this on a grander scale…you know like “wallpaper scale”. So, I hit Dick Blick for their biggest moleskine (16.5 x 12) at their Black Friday sale.



Went to spoonflower.com to see if they stated the repeat dimensions for a roll of wallpaper.  What was I thinking???? No one has a standard repeat dimension that I could find all over google-land!  What is the big secret?  Well….as I thought about it…spoonflower gives me the dimensions for their rolls….and they give me an example dimension for the art to be placed and repeated on that roll.  But it’s totally up to me as to how I want to create/ repeat this pattern or any variation thereof.  Yikes!! Too much control!!  Just tell me what to do and I can do it….. i think!

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So here’s page 1 (12” x 8”) the start of a wallpaper paisley pattern.  With me getting total free-reign!  Oh Boy!

6 comments:

Janet said...

Beautiful!! Paisleys are one of my favorites.

I can so relate when you said "Just tell me what to do and I can do it" That sounds like me. I'm great at following instructions...and if something involves math I better have some instructions because it's my worst subject!!

Eden said...

Haha Janet!! You're so cute :D

Boo said...

Very nice!

Eden said...

@Boo- Thanks :D

Leah said...

Can I ask what pens u used? for the black part of your piece.

I am looking for a fine point pet but I don't like the Micron (THE BAIGE color ones) i don't like how the point does not last

thanks

LEAH
leahhers@yahoo.com

Eden said...

@Leah I use the Faber-Castell PITT pens. They have XS, S, F, M size nibs and work great. They do not smudge. Good luck and thanks for asking :D

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