Surface Design

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Surface design can be limitless in its creative possibilities. Floral prints are one of the most popular types of designs in the market. There are countless variations, and their style can vary greatly from soft and delicate to edgy and dark. They continue to
dominate across the apparel, interiors, and paper goods categories. Ditsies are small-scaled florals in a tight repeat. Liberty popularized this type of print with its range of floral fabrics. Hand-drawn florals focus on line quality, scale, and detail. This type of floral communicates the artist’s hand and showcases drawing capabilities.

I always start with hand drawing or painting, usually with watercolours or ink on paper. After scanning the drawing I create my print into a repeat with Photoshop or Illustrator. For printing fabric samples I use Spoonflower, http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/siskonpeti. If I like to make on-demand products, I'll add my design to Society6, http://society6.com/juliaprusi or Redbubble, http://www.redbubble.com/people/juliaprusi. Pattern design is really fun! Worth a try!

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