DIY Design

Experimenting with Watercolor Gelatos

June 24, 2018

If you remember in my last blog post, I said that during the month of June, I planned on spending time experimenting and practicing different design techniques using watercolor. Inspired by one of Blick Art Material’s Instagram post, I discovered Faber-Castell Watercolor Getatos and was immediately intrigued. I also happened to have a 20% off c[...]


Experimenting with Watercolor Gelatos

June 24, 2018
Designs with watercolor gelatos | DivineNY.com

If you remember in my last blog post, I said that during the month of June, I planned on spending time experimenting and practicing different design techniques using watercolor. Inspired by one of Blick Art Material’s Instagram post, I discovered Faber-Castell Watercolor Getatos and was immediately intrigued. I also happened to have a 20% off […]

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Design Inspiration: Watercolor Sketches & Surface Pattern Design

May 27, 2018
Watercolor Flowers in Indigo | DivineNY.com

Last weekend, I visited the Blueprint Surface Design & Print Show at the Hudson Mercantile building in Manhattan. I’ve been curious about the print/pattern licensing industry for years now. Even though I’ve been designing prints and patterns for my products and craft kits for a while, entering the commercial print licensing world …

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New! Llama DIY Craft Kit

February 24, 2018
Llama DIY Craft Kit | DivineNY.com

Llama’s are on trend this year and now you can create your own “My Little Llama” with our newly launched Llama Craft Kit. Each artist-designed kit comes with felt, fabrics and sequins to make a cute llama, a flower and leaves. No sewing required! This kit is suitable for beginners and children aged 10+. Adult […]

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New! Turtle DIY Craft Kit

February 24, 2018

If you love turtles, then this felt craft kit is for you! This craft kit comes with the felt, fabrics and sequins you need to make 2 cute turtles (also includes pattern and instruction sheet). Our exclusive, upcycled fabric pieces – are especially curated for each kit allowing you to create your own one-of-a-kind turtle […]

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Unique Gift: Hand Dyed Custom Placemats

October 6, 2017
Hand Dyed Square Placemats | DivineNY.com

Looking for a unique gift or simply seeking to update your own dining decor? Our custom placemats highlight the beautiful effects of hand-dyed fabric. Our placemats are crafted in muslin, a plain-weave cotton fabric that can withstand countless washes. Prior to the cutting and dyeing process, we pre-wash the fabric to soften the fibers. Our […]

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Watercolor Paint Types

July 15, 2017
Watercolor doodle | DivineNY.com

When I start creating a new pattern or print for fabric, I always start with my sketchbook and a pencil. I then use pens, markers and Sharpies to add color and other details. Recently, decided to expand my design tools and explore watercolor paints. If you are new to watercolor paints, you might …

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Highlights from our Block Printing Workshop

July 15, 2017
Block printing on fabric | DivineNY.com

Last Sunday (July 9th) was a lot of fun as we had a full-house for the 2nd segment of our Summer Sundays Creative Workshop series. This month’s printmaking technique focused on the art of block printing. Designs were transferred onto a linoleum block and carved using lino cutters. The blocks were …

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Inspired by Watercolor

July 4, 2017
Watercolor sketch with pan watercolor | DivineNY.com

I recently participated in Pattern Observer’s 5 Day Design Shake Up. The purpose of this shake up or “challenge” was to encourage creative exploration. When you are a creative professional, it is easy to get caught up in the administrative side of your business, absorbed in client projects or bogged down in full …

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Craft Box Project with Craff House

June 11, 2017
My project with Craff House | DivineNY.com

The past several weeks, I’ve been working with the amazing creative team at Craff House on creating a video tutorial for a special craft box that was sent to select media and influencers. Being able to work with professional script writers, set designers, editing and sound crew made the filming process such fun! …

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Summer Sundays: New Creative Workshop Series

May 7, 2017
Summer Sundays - new workshop series

Get ready for the launch of Summer Sundays, our new creative summer workshop series! One Sunday month, we’ll spend the afternoon exploring our creative side. Each month, you’ll learn different fabric design and printmaking techniques that you can then apply to your own product design ideas or home decorating projects. Each session …

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