Aff542 As Gift Bags

So now we have the wrapping paper as it would appear turned into two gift bags which are now ready to be filled with goodies. I have to be honest and say that I am very pleased with the way that this pattern has evolved and I like the look of the design when used for this purpose.

I think the directional properties, which are quite obvious in the design, make the gift bags look all the more attractive and invite the recipient to look inside.

Although the original roots of this project and its colouring are mid-century, the pattern has come a long way when used as a Belle Epoque 2 design and this does make me want to create more designs like 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.

Aff537 As Wrapping Paper

Because this is a Belle Epoque 2 design, it makes excellent wrapping paper when used at most scales because of the close placement of the motifs and the fast and very noticeable repeat. In other words, it is an instant hit with the eyes as soon as you see it which is why, of course, it would be difficult to use this design for wallpaper or, to an extent, for other use such as soft furnishing.

I have tried to tidy up my set to make the image will look a little nicer and to give a better impression of how this design would look were it created in wrapping paper.

This pattern is also suitable for making into gift bags but, since I have shown the last two wrapping paper patterns as a gift bags, I’ve decided to leave this as a parcel.

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.

Aff535 As Paper For Gift Bags

I had a lot of fun experimenting with this complex design when used for gift paper or for straightforward wrapping paper. After some trials, I decided that it was best when made up into gift bags and, for a change, I decided to use my 3D set showing it created as two gift bags rather than one.

Because of the regularity of the pattern and because it follows my Belle Epoque 2 guidelines, the design works well as a gift bag with the regularity of the motifs taking the viewer’s eye across the bag in order to plant it more firmly in the mind. The colours used, of course, reinforce this pattern by making the horizontal areas more noticeable. Incidentally, if you use this pattern the other way round and make the lines vertical it makes the bags look equally good but smaller. This at least was the way it seemed to me and so I use the horizontal pattern which I think is what most people would prefer.

The same comments above would apply to this design when used as wrapping paper for a parcel or present, particularly so if the item being wrapped is square or rectangular.

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.

Aff529 As Wrapping Paper

A simple post today and I know this is only my opinion but I am very pleased with the look of this design when used as wrapping paper around a parcel the size of a box of chocolates.

I have to admit that I anticipated that the design would work well and indeed it has and I am pleased with the result. This design is based very strongly, of course, on my ideas for Belle Epoque 2 and I feel that it is this which has helped to make the design looks so good.

The pattern, as most of my designs, was made in Affinity Designer while the 3D mockup was made in Cinema 4D. Making wrapping paper is a new venture for me and I hope that the success of this design will lead to more wrapping paper patterns being produced in the future.

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.

Aff528 As A Bag And A Box

This pattern does make very good wallpaper when used at the scale shown in the swatch and also when I used it at a much lower scale to allow the motif to be more prominent. However, I now see this pattern as being more suitable for paper both for wrapping and for creating bags and also as a suitable material for a gift box.

The two images above show the design used as a paper texture for a gift bag and also as a cardboard texture for a gift box and I think in both cases the design has a mid-century charm and an elegance.

The background colours and the colours of the motifs can obviously be changed in order to produce a different effect although, despite some experimentation, I decided to leave the background colour as yaffle green. This is a colour less frequently seen today but I feel that it is now ready for some further exposure.

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.

Aff485 And Aff486 As Gift Bags

Both of these patterns, which I have already shown, are very well suited, I believe, for use as wrapping paper since they are bright, bold and comply with my ideas of Belle Epoque 2.

Wrapping paper is, to be honest, not very exciting and so I decided to show the designs as they would appear if the paper were used to create gift bags. To do this, I have modified my gift bag set to include a second bag and the image above shows the two bags, one with each of the papers.

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.