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Thursday, 29 April 2010

To keep all my fabric designs together I made myself a sample book. I am definitely going to get into a routine of doing this with future fabrics I print as its a really tidy way to keep work and easy to refer back to if I want to go back and print it again.

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Final fabric prints! They all came out really well on the final print and will hopefully be made into some bunting to keep with the carnival theme.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

In the end I printed 4 different colour combinations on each colour fabric. The background when made white came out great and all the colours work perfectly on the blue fabric.I'm glad that the ink worked with the colour fabric because this works a lot better with my carnival theme rather than having the design just on white fabric, with not a lot of variation.

First to sort out a white screen for fabric prints then away I go!

These are just a few of the paper prints I started with. The pattern worked together a lot better than i thought and it helped me to correct some colours. For instance the yellow was way to light it was nearly unnoticeable on a few prints. It will be interesting to see how the colours work on each other and also adding white as well......

I decided to continue on with only one of my designs, mainly to do with the time limit I had. I started off by printing my design in my colour palette of yellow, red, blue, black onto white card to see how the patterns would work together before continuing onto fabric.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Saturday, 17 April 2010

This is one of my final designs for one of the prints. I tried mixing the finger print people with other images but found that they work really well on their own as a design and also helped me conclude a colour palette for the rest of my designs.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Kasja Aronsson produces some beautiful prints and i'm particularly inspired by these prints of a Christmas Carnival and Celebrations ( made for a summer fabric). The repeat pattern on these are so long when made into for example a blind or cushion, it will never show which I think makes the design a lot more appealing and creates more of a story within it.

During the Sharrowvale Lantern Carnival in Sheffield last sunday we went along to watch the fire spinners. While taking some snaps, the fire started to create some beautiful patterns. So I went home and dug out the paint to see if i could re-create this into a pattern i could go on and use. I'm happy with the result but will try and see how they look a bit simpler as this will probably be more successful as a screen print.

Carnivals are very much known for their crowds of people and I really want to include this within my design.Although without drawing individual people, I've tried by representing them with dots to create a background pattern or one that could be combine with the more detailed line drawings to mix up the imagery style a bit.
I've also tried out a simple repeat pattern of drums. I got the colours from the finger print people I made to see how the colours would work with each other in a different context and how easy it made the pattern to the eye.

My Final project of the second year is a self directed one. I've decided focus on screen printing and produce a fabric design inspired by carnivals.
The obvious images that came to my head of carnivals were rides, costumes and people. I've began by doing some simple line drawings of Carousels and Ferris wheels and combining these with finger print people. While doing the people I have tried to collect an exciting colour palette that will compliment a carnival experience and also to see if a repeat pattern will work with Ferris wheel and carousel.