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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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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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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