Aff476 Gift Paper

Gift paper designs can be used to wrap up parcels to give as presents at birthdays or at Christmas or, of course, the paper can be used to make the gift bags that is possible to buy already prepared. For this purpose I decided to use the design as if it were printed on wrapping paper and then used to wrap up a parcel the size of which could resemble a shoebox.

I know I have a tendency to overcomplicate the designs that I use to show my patterns and so I have simply created the box tied with string and I have left the background plain which I think produces a better result.

Having finished the first design I think that this gives a good impression of the way that the pattern would look produced as wrapping paper which had been used to wrap a gift. The scale of this is such that it works for a box this size although using paper of this scale to wrap up a much smaller box, for example jewellery, does not work so well.

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.

A New Set

midcentury inspired pattern

A New Set

This wallpaper is called Framlingham Buttermilk and it is currently on sale in my Spoonflower store having been created as a fabric, wallpaper and wrapping paper.

However, the point of this post is to show you the work being done to create a new set. Yes, I know, I have been using the same sets for some time now and one thing I wanted to do was to create some new and perhaps more modern sets to show off the patterns that I make.

This is a typical apartment style set although it could equally be a room in a house. I have tried to curb my enthusiasm for 3D detail and create just a simple room with simple furnishings that just allow me to show – from this camera angle – the walls. A second camera, which you will see soon, shows more of the curtains to show off fabric designs.

OK, so a simple room, nothing fancy, made with Cinema 4D and a sofa and swivel chair along with a nice lamp for interest, all designed, like all my sets, to render quickly in around 4 minutes. Yes, it needs tweaking but I can’t do that until I have begun to post, or at least produce, some workable images to you will hopefully see it get better over the next month or so.

As ever, you can also see larger versions of this and my other work on my Flickr page which is here and the wallpaper is available here.