When I started making this flower, it was a bit of a trial of technique. Mostly I've been focusing on origami lately, which is totally addictive, but this idea here was too tempting; using the book pages and adding in samples of my painted and salted white paper to make a larger flower. And when I discovered all the nifty little programs to play around with photos, it turned into a whole range of pretty crosshatching fabric designs on Spoonflower, smart phone covers and mugs at Redbubble and my personal cards. I'm just an amateur and constantly learning, but this was truly a fun set to create. More colours will probably added on a rainy day soon.
It's satisfying to chuck a whole mass of fluro ink into something. My earlier memories of fluros were of the world escaping the 1980s and leaving chunky jewelry and fluro triangles behind. The paintings of Joy Engleman convinced me that I had underestimated them.
This is a rather strong version, with the reds and greens leaving little space for eye relief. The fabric is likely to be a little faded to what you see on the screen. I've ordered a fat quarter of it on cotton, so I'll know soon! Meanwhile, see how it looks on a little tote bag.
I think of this as being a comic book version, for the primary colours in it. The vestiges of typography from the book remind me of the spots from 1950s printing. Redbubble has this design on cards.
This is the colouration that matches the website colour scheme and became my Paper Trips card to hand out locally. Blue is a very popular colour but to me, adding a little warm colour lining keeps the feeling from being too cold.
A soft version in sepia hues. The wonderful thing about sepia is that it provides warmth but remains neutral, so you can match it to nearly anything. And it matches Coffee-The-All-Important, so I wrapped it round a travel mug on Redbubble!
Another complementary colour match because, well, they work! I popped this little fellow onto mugs and other items on Redbubble.
The palest, simplest version. On Redbubble my favourite item with this design on it is the iPhone sticker.