3.05.2007

paint instead of wallpaper











ta-da! i finally finished my series of damask patterned paintings. the process was simple, but slow.

  1. had my awesome wood master friend cut me 3 16" by 16" wood panels
  2. found damask pattern online
  3. worked pattern in photoshop, increasing the contrast & changing to greyscale
  4. printed 22" by 16" modified pattern
  5. secured graphite paper between the wood panels & printed pattern
  6. used mechanical pencil to trace the pattern (which transferred it to the wood panel)
  7. filled in with a cool mint color & raw umber
  8. attach metal hooks to the back for hanging

i'm really pleased with how they turned out & am sure that the process will be repeated with other things i find. see more pictures

thank you to natalie @ craft: for posting the project!

on to screen printing this week.

7 comments:

bex said...

holy time consuming. but very pretty.

dottie said...

it was, especially since i redid the first completed panel because i hated the color combo. completely worth it though!

Madge said...

time well spent!

Ansley said...

Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

These are FABULOUS!!! Where did you find the Damask pattern? I've looked at a lot of fabric/wallpaper sites and they only show a partial image which is annoying!! Great job, they would also be really cool enlarged on a 4'x6' size canvas.

dottie said...

i just saved a jpg from a wallpaper site. i was bummed to not have a full pattern either, but it ended up working ok. i do know that you can find full pattern components in clip art books, try dover publications.

Anonymous said...

2 years later, but these are still great! nice colour combination!