Following on from the previous stencil design, I have continued to experiment with shapes and also colour ways, moving further away from the greens and yellows I had previously focussed on to create a more ‘grown up’ feel as it was mentioned in a tutorial that the designs appear to have been aimed at a young audience.
After creating several digital geometric designs, I started to experiment with screen printing geometric shapes on top of bug screen prints. I used stencils or created shapes using masking and sticky tape.
I prefer the irregular qualities to the faultless digital designs and am aiming to explore this theme further.
I have realised that the bug design needs a constrasting element and am focusing on geometric shapes, which are also forecasted to trend in 2017.
Using adobe capture, I transform photographs I had taken into first vector designs and then geometric patterns. I am intending to create further digital collages with these designs, also adding colour
I am currently playing with adding a background to the bug illustrations I have been drawing. I created a repeat pattern and used the acetate print for the silk screen exposure to combine them with candy coloured ink drawing. The main aim here is to bring colour and a contrasting background to the design.
To product test my design I have used the 50cmx50cm sized bug repeat pattern to screen print on linen and cotton twill, creating two envelope style cushion covers.
After a tutorial I was advised to add charm/character to the design by for example introducing colour and/or accents in form of tassels.