Splat! Pattern Design
Introducing Splat! Pattern Design
Splat! evolved when I was looking for a more freehand pattern. One of my sketches of blobby shapes was a ten-armed amoeba-shaped blob that could morph into other shapes. The Splat! name of the pattern was the last stage of the process.
Simplifying the Pattern Repeat
I concentrated on nine Splats so that they could easily make a 3×3 grid shape, so an easy pattern repeat.
Developing the Pattern
The first version of the pattern had the central area of the Splat in a contrasting grey. Later versions had the central area matching the background as if it was a hole. The final version does away with the central area altogether and reverses out the design on white.
Scaling the Pattern
Unusually this pattern looks great huge – and tiny. For instagram I created a close up version matched with the much smaller scale to show how flexible the pattern is.
Testing The Pattern Repeat
These full-screen versions use actual pattern repeats, set to repeat and scaled using my CSS style sheet. This is the ideal way to test if a pattern repeat works.
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.