Aff524 As Wallpaper

In creation I realised that this was a really nice and well-balanced Belle Epoque 2 wallpaper pattern that produced just the right effect to create a modern decorated wall surface.

The set that is used represents a living room in a mid-century type house although this is not intended to be a period wallpaper but a modern wallpaper such as could be used today. The effect when used at a relatively small-scale, as Belle Epoque 2 should be, is to produce a wall that shows the dimensions running laterally along the wall, in this case towards the window and door out into the garden.

The background colour has been deepened slightly to give the room a warm and sunny aspect because in the original colouring it did tend to look a little too bright and clinical.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Below is a link to a product on Amazon UK for Color And Pattern, a book about pattern creation by Khristian Howell which I found so useful (and still do and still use). It is well worth a look.

Aff524 As Pattern

Patterns like this did appear in the United Kingdom in the 1950s and were produced by the new and upcoming designers who were inspired by the modern art trends that have been taking place in Europe during the formative years of the decade.

The whole idea of this design is to produce a regular, Belle Epoque 2 style design that is suitable for a wallcovering. The motif itself could well exist mid-century and the colours are taken from my extended mid-century range of colours that would have been used at the time.

Mid-century wallpaper tended not to be ornate and the trend for slightly more minimalist and plain, sparse separated motifs was being developed during that period. At that time it was thought, as I believe now, that walls should be decorated rather than plain and the decoration ranged from bizarre during the mid-1960s to sparse in the 1950s and it is this latter period that I was hoping to emulate. Whether this makes good wallpaper or not we will see when I try to apply it as a texture to a wall.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Aff523 As A Product Box

As I explained yesterday, I have been working on a product box that uses for a texture this pattern but with some changes to the colours although not to the motif. After some thought and experimentation, the box that I have produced is designed to resemble the sort of box in which you might find an expensive bottle of perfume. Sadly, there is no perfume inside the box that you see!

The colour has been changed to make the box look more like the sort of box that you would have containing perfume although, of course, the box lacks any product title or similar wording. In my mind I was thinking of the box being viewed from back.

For those who may be interested, the box was created in Cinema 4D and uses the standard softbox light that comes as part of the presets in the Visualisation edition. I was pleased with the overall result although in the fullness of time I may be able to improve on the final image if I produce another box from a future pattern (which is something I hope to do).

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Aff523 As A Present

I am working to create a 3D set which represents a perfume or similar box which can then be covered with a texture created from this pattern. The first step is to see how the design looks when created as a paper texture around a familiar object.

In this case I have used the parcel tied up with string that I created some time back although I have made some slight changes to that set to hopefully make it look a little more authentic and I think this looks a little better.

I am pleased with this result and I think that the design will make a good paper for a smaller box although I will need, I think, to change the colours. Parcels such as that shown above are ideal for presents, but the design is a little too bold and a little too bright to be suitable for a smaller box product such as a perfume box. Work is continuing, however, and hopefully I will be able to bring you an image shortly.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Aff523 As Pattern

We are on a roll! Having created and managed to use a design as wrapping paper I thought that the next design should be similar. Perhaps with a different colour as the background it could be used also as a design on a product case, for example a perfume case.

The pattern, a Belle Epoque 2 design, is a simple triangle pattern which maybe has its roots in mid-century designs produced in the 1950s. The colours are taken from my extended palette which contains colours from that period.

I already have, as you have seen, sets which give me a gift bag or a parcel but I want to experiment using this design as the texture for a product box and you will see later whether I am successful in this.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here

Aff521 As Gift Bag Paper

As I anticipated, this particular design makes an excellent paper which can be used for wrapping articles as a gift or alternatively fashioning the paper into a bag in order to hold gifts or presents.

I am well used to creating mockups for walls and soft furnishings but wrapping paper is a somewhat new development and I spent a little time fashioning sets for gift bags, parcels and presents. Of all of the images that I produced this one was, I thought, the one that showed the design off to its best advantage and looked realistic.

The pattern is bold, dazzling to the eye and colourful. It also embodies the kind of rules that I had set for myself for Belle Epoque 2 and it is so nice to see the pattern in use.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Aff521 As Pattern

Wrapping paper and gift paper designs have always interested me because they can be mid-century and use some of the fascinating designs produced in the 1950s and 1960s or they can be ultramodern or, finally, they can be a combination of both.

This design is a mid-century inspired pattern that uses mid-century colouring and which I created with Affinity Designer for experimentation with Filter Forge, a program that takes images and applies effects to them. This filter is called Layered Tiling and was produced by Vladimir Golovin. The effect is to add onto the image a series of layered tiles and, with the right image underneath, the effect can be staggering.

As soon as I created this image I realised that it had the potential to be an excellent wrapping paper or gift bag image.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.