A little dot can be very helpful, especially if it is joined by many other dots
Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,
Where do you “find” your design ideas?
Sometimes we find design ideas for our fabric painting projects at places where we definitely don’t expect them to show up.
When I read the newspapers recently, I saw an ad which used a dotted image of the Australian map to catch the reader’s eye.
A design idea popped up. I decided to copy the picture and to use it in my next project.
It was not difficult to reproduce the dotted Australian map.
I only had to count the number of columns and rows, and the number of dots per row and then I had to make sure that I placed the dots at the correct spots in my copy of the picture.
Doing this with the help of the computer made it easy.
I used the print out to transfer the design pattern onto a t-shirt. Fortunately, the t-shirt’s fabric was transparent enough to let the image shine through after I had slipped it into the shirt.
Now I could print the dots with an eraser-tip stamp.
Finally, I used fabric spray paint to create a light-blue coloured background on the t-shirt.
I didn’t stop when my t-shirt was done.
Instead, I produced three further t-shirts with the same design for my nieces. And was happy that I no longer had to think about what I could bring along as a personal gift.
Where do you usually find your design ideas? Share your experiences with us, and send images of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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