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Delicate designs with an illustrative edge - highly detailed surface pattern and illustration, inspired by life and created with love. Sarah Fleming is a graduate of Cleveland College of Art & Design, where she studied Textiles and Surface Design, specialising in design for the home furnishings and greetings market. Inspired by the detail and beautiful patterns found in nature and her surroundings, Sarah is motivated to achieve beautiful, highly informative observational drawings. She showed an interest in Art from a very early age and has developed a great passion for Textiles and Surface Design. This huge passion spurs her on to work extremely hard, full of enthusiasm to create new and exciting design ideas. Sarah has developed a detailed, tight drawing style which helps her to achieve her beautiful observational drawings. However, she is also able to work in a very sketchy, illustrative style too - showing her as a very versatile designer, capable of adapting where relevant to confidently produce designs for both the commercial and more niche markets. For work enquiries please contact Sarah at sarahfleming11@hotmail.com

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Practice Prints

Today I finished 3 koda traces, coated and exposed my screens and produced some initial prints. I am really happy with the outcome of these as the designs have exposed correctly so I am keen to get on printing different colourway ideas tomorrow - so keep a look out for more info!

Koda trace
This design has 4 colour separations but above shows two of the koda traces. I really like the pattern created with the silhouettes of the flowers linked together. It looks quite retro and abstract.

I put together the three koda traces I finished ready to expose them and noticed the quirky design created with the linear pattern in the background behind the silhouettes. This could be something for me to keep in mind when screen printing, perhaps layering up some of my designs to see what different effects I can produce!

Linear floral design initial print to check for blockages and pinholes
I am really pleased with the outcome!

I worked further into one of the motifs to add detail and see how it would look finished.
I definitely need to play around with different colours for the lines but I think that the centre looks great! I am really enjoying experimenting with my little diamantes and glitter :)

Abstract florals initial print to check for blockages/pinholes
Unfortunately this print did not come out as successfully as I had hoped the first time; I did not add enough pressure for each pull-through so the pigment did not come through in areas.
The colours are just pigments that I had left over from my previous project so I will be using different ones for my wallpapers but I am still happy with how the design looks!

What do you think?
I love to read your comments and welcome feedback!

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