Saturday, February 5, 2011
Creating Cross Overs
Then I take the design and create an 8x 10" giclee print on fine art paper. I love the rich flat ink produced by the professional printer and how it almost resembles a silk screen. They have a richness that regular digital printers on regular stock can't compete with. Sometimes the colors do change a little between the two different printers but not a lot.
The next step has been to take the image, create a pattern and submit a digital file of it to Spoonflower for fabric. I'm still learning how big to make the repeat, seeing how colors print differently and on the different fabrics from cotton to linen to upholstery fabric. Can't you picture dandelion deck pillows made from this fabric?
I haven't made a dandelion design rug yet but that would be the next cross over. It would make a fun summer rug, don't you think? It's great fun to be a 'surface designer' as the business calls it when you create designs for different products from the same base art.