Digital Fabric Printing

Digital workbook 2013 elective by Tiffany Butler

Large Scale?

I scanned in the dried pressed flowers and I love how they look up close, large scale, full colour. I just have to figure out how to turn these images into a pattern…

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Negative Space Inspiration

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Inspiration referenced from: http://www.designinspiration.net

Third Stage of Flower Pressing

I left the flowers under the weight of several heavy books for a week or so and this morning seperated the pages to have a look, although they’re pretty fragile, they turned out great and probably dont need any ironing. I scanned a couple of them in and played around with negitive black and white space. Below is an image of the flowers pressed and an example of compare and contrast with backgrounds.

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Flower Illustrations

Last week I tried sketching the flowers to test prototype or test what they would look like. This is a scanned in version of the previous illustrations to make them easier to view, however it’s obvious that if I was going to continue down his path they would need much more work and time!

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The September Issue Documentary

Last night I watched a documentary about the biggest issue of American vogue every year: the September issue.

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It was filmed in 2009  and reveals behind-the-scenes drama that follows editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and her staff throughout their most chaotic time. Although I learnt alot about the world of editing and fashion, a couple shots in this film reminded me of the theme I’m looking to develop for pattern making. At about 52 minutes in I screen captured these images below. I love the bold and royal-coloured patterns against the pitch black backgrounds.

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Pencil sketching

After looking through the photographs of flowers I took earlier this morning, I decided to sketch a few to see how they would turn out. I used the lighting table which made the drawings a little more accurate. I think if I was going to re-draw them I would use thin (.5mm – .3mm) ink pens. 

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Second Stage

I dried off the flowers as best I could with tissues and a hair drier, being very careful with the delicate nature of the plant. After having a look at the baking paper I decided against it as its not absorbent enough to dry the flowers in time. I chose tissue paper instead (the pink paper throughout the images below) which was about 60 GSM, thin enough to be soak up the moisture from the flowers. I tried to place similar flowers together as the size or depth of them would be more even to ensure equal weight was placed on each.

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