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.

Aff537 Pattern

I decided to create another design to be used for wrapping paper and to help me I looked at some of the more interesting 1950s British patterns that had been created. This period used talent that had emerged fresh and eager to design in a hopeful world recovering from the horror of the recent war and is a fertile period for inspiration.

The design uses simple and very obvious motives to create a flamboyant and quite decorative pattern effect. The inspiration is very mid-century and the colours used are from my extended mid-century palette of colours that would have been used at the time.

I have already tried this as a texture for wrapping paper and I am pleased with the result although I want to try and make my final 3D image look a little nicer before I bring it to you. I have had some further thoughts about other uses for the design and, of course, it is quite possible that this could be used to make gift bags, the sort that I have already presented in this blog. In addition, this is, I feel, a pattern that could have a quite wide variety of other interesting decorative uses.

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.

Aff536 As Dress Material

I am pleased to say that I now have three mannequin sets that I can use for fashion patterns and the image here shows one of them which uses as a texture the pattern that I showed yesterday.

This set is a reworking of a mannequin set that I have used previously but now the texture on the dress is fully scalable. This was not possible before and it limited my ability but now that this problem has been solved, I am ready to go.

The figure and the dress are from Daz, a Genesis 2 figure, while the set is constructed in Cinema 4D. In addition, I have tweaked the lighting to give, hopefully, a better final result.

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.

Aff536 Pattern

I have been hampered for some time by the lack of a suitable 3D set that I can use to display designs created for fashion. I am pleased to say that I have now been able to produce a set which I am happy with and one that allows me to easily adjust the scale of the textures which is something that was previously causing problems.

The first pattern I intend to use is shown above. This design, as you would expect, has its roots in mid-century and the colouring is also based on simple mid-century colours which would have been in use at the time. The design was intended from the outset to be for fashion and the weekend has given me the chance to make some alterations to the mannequin set that I used previously which now allows me to display fashion patterns correctly and also lets me easily change the scale of texture.

I am putting the final touches to the 3D image and I will be excited to bring this to you 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.

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.

Aff535 Pattern

This is a complex pattern but made up of simple parts to give a strong Belle Epoque 2 look and also with a strong sense of order and of repeating elements that take the eye from side to side as you view this swatch. This is, of course, a pattern that is designed for wrapping paper or possibly paper used to make gift bags.

The elements to create this design come from my stock of reusable motifs and, for that reason, many of the elements are mid-century in their inspiration. The colours that are used are also taken from my mid-century palette and represent the kind of colours that would have been in use in the United Kingdom in the mid-century years.

Personally, whenever I use wrapping paper, I like to position the paper as straight as I can depending upon the object that I am wrapping and for this reason I prefer wrapping paper that has a strong sense of direction. The alternative is to produce a design which is much more random and, although I do produce patterns like this, I find them less satisfactory for this purpose.

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.

Aff534 As Wallpaper

This is an excellent pattern to use as a wall covering particularly because the design appears to be regular whereas, in fact, looking at the pattern shows that the regularity is at quite a high level. This aids the decorative look and provides a consistency which is required if the wallpaper is not to be too dominant. Of course, as a visitor moves closer to the wall, they begin to see that the design is more complex and a little more interesting than it first appears.

The set is an excellent one representing a modern apartment, or similar building, and is decorated in a modern style although, as is now the custom, it does contain some elements that could be considered as being mid-century.

The Belle Epoque 2 design shows up well as a wallcovering and provides an interesting and lively pattern to make the room anything but staid and boring which it might otherwise be if the walls were simply painted. This is not a room, however, in which to sit and dream, it is the home of restless people who like to be up and doing and prefer a room which reflects their lively character.

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.