Duplex Pattern Design
Duplex In The Diamonds Collection
Once I have a rough sketch of an idea, I work up the ideas in Adobe Illustrator. As the design progresses I duplicate the current version, then make changes to the duplicate. This way there are a series of ideas that can be re-visited later.
This pattern has been quite fruitful, generating five successful designs…
- Festival where the elements of the diamond shape have a distinct 1950s vibe.
- Ouch! looked like the spines of a cactus spines.
- Isometric looked like schematic drawings of a building hence its name.
- Diamonds is that I had first envisaged when I called the series Diamonds.
- Duplex staggers the diamond shape filling the space more.
Adjusting the Elements
Using different percentages of white (opacity) made the shapes appear more or less transparent. As if they were sheets of perspex or frosted glass. The additional diamond shape could just be a simple copy, but I felt it would be more interesting to alter it slightly. So the background panel is lighter than the same part on the first diamond. This produces another intricacy to the design.
I think it would also be wonderful to replace one of the white panels with shiny silver. Creating a glitzy Art Deco appearance useful for wallpapers in luxury homes or glamorous hotels.
Buying My Designs
Products featuring my pattern designs are available to buy from my shops hosted by Spoonflower and Contrado. As well as fabrics by the metre, they can produce my designs in a range of home decor items including; tablecloths, bedding, cushions, wallpaper, cushions and wrapping paper / gift wrap.