This collection came about as the result of an experiment. I was exploring the idea of using a single shape to create collections by playing with layout and creating composite shapes. Some of the composites seemed a little occultish to me and thus "Arcane Gothic" was born. It is a limited-palette set of patterns with hints of the occult and Gothic-esque symbols and motifs. It could be a great alternative for Halloween - but would work well all year round! Think Whimsigoth aesthetic and Goth wedding invitations and décor.
I spoke in a previous blog post about recolouring designs and the way it can be completely transformative. Well that's what happened with the Autumn Splendour collection. I had some patterns left over from my Pink and Black Boho set. I added an HSL adjustment layer in Affinity Designer and tuned the colours to get these incredible Autumn hues.
I wasn't sure if the patterns worked as a set at first, but the more I looked at it the more it grew on me. Now I absolutely love it! So much so that I was inspired to create a brand new digital paper set based on the same colour palette. Which resulted in "Fall Into Autumn".
The "Fall into Autumn" collection is an eclectic mix of patterns, textures and backgrounds featuring plaids, stipes, geometrics, paint effects and illustration. I was thinking about making mini albums when I put this collection together and how the different designs would mix and match in a project like that.
One of the reasons that I got into surface pattern design at all was because I wanted to create beautiful patterned papers to use for cardmaking, scrapbooking and paper crafting. Up until now I haven't made any of my designs available on paper, but I recently opened a new store on Creative Fabrica.
Creative Fabrica is a graphics resource website where you can download all manner of graphics and fonts - from clip art to cut files, Photoshop brushes to patterns and everything in between!
I like bold patterns, florals, foliage and bright colours.