I spent an afternoon brainstorming and creating fabric patterns that utilize florals. Flowers and plants are the most popular source of inspiration in textiles. To push my skills further, I decided to paint a few motifs in watercolor to get a hand-finished feel.
I first painted the motifs on their own - they covered large pieces of paper. This ways I would get details that would stand out even on a smaller scale. I then scanned the watercolors into the computer and altered their look using PhotoShop. Never ending options!
Take a look below at how I incorporated images of leaves and abstracted flower blooms into several fabric designs. I was aiming for light and modern looking patterns that would stand out beautifully in a dress or a jacket. I am looking forward to further experimentation with watercolor!