January 9, 2020
Anyone can plonk some flowers on a canvas and call it a textile design. The art is in the building of the layout. An all-over print should have flow, balance and interest. Sara, our head of design shows you how she approaches an all-over floral layout using pre-existing elements from The Creative Elements. To help you follow her process, we’re giving you the exact same elements. Download them here and start designing!
“I start with all my elements on my page down the bottom so I can see what I have to work with,” Sara says. Put each one on a different layer so they can be moved around independently.
A floral design is usually comprised of a few interesting bunches that have a combination of flowers in bloom, stems, buds and leaves. “Creating a variety of bunches that compliment each other is key to achieving a design with focus and flow. I rotate and play with the scale of the elements as I go in order to create movement.”
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Make sure you check out The Creative Elements and get familiar with what we have in case you need a particular thing in an emergency.
Yes, this is a little plug for one of our own brands, but honestly if a job calls for something you’re not confident with painting yourself, this trick will save so much agony. We want The Creative Elements to service you on your design journey and hope it can make your job that much easier. If you want an item we don’t already have, please reach out! We have a whole team of designers and we can jump onto creating it for you with a moments notice.