There are an endless choice of patterns in scrapbook papers. And these photos are making me think, why not take photos of small sections of paper patterns, to make new patterns? Then if you’re really ambitious, you can also manipulate the images in Photoshop or other program. Then print them out. You have new images! Fun!
Here are more Instagrams I took of the above papers, and applied Instagram filters to some of them to make them look different. This pattern is in the center bottom in the above image. Here it is lighter:
This is just a corner of a paper:
If you photograph just a part of the pattern, such as the one above, and manipulate it in Photoshop, you can easily create a new look:
This could be cool if you wanted to create an Andy Warhol type effect of four different colors of a scrapbook paper you own.
I have a whole stack of papers, and will look at them with an entirely different eye now. The possibilities!
As part of this year’s goal to “Be like, BAM” I want to mix patterns with bravado. So I’m exposing my eyes to wild pattern combos. When you open your eyes to all the patterns in tiles, home decor textiles, clothing, even in the carvings on furniture, and how they all mix n’ match, you realize you can be a student of the world.
Pinterest lets us neatly categorize images. But sometimes those categories might make us miss some cool combos. My Pinterest feed showed three images I repinned this evening into three different Boards. So they would never be seen together. But in the feed, they did temporarily show up together, and I saw this:
They’re a bed cover, a door and tiles from different areas of the world, but they look kind of nice together.
The bed cover is antique Chinese, Qing Dynasty, and silk satin. Luxurious! See more explanation about the designs on it at mirabile visu tumblr:
The old door is in Biot, France. Found on tumblr where it’s attributed to Hole in One:
And the tiles in this beautifully-simple shower — I don’t know where this shower is, but the tiles don’t look Chinese, and French design isn’t my forte, maybe Moroccan?
Imagine all these elements together in an Old World master bedroom/bathroom suite (including some stone!). Don’t be afraid to mix designs and patterns from different worlds!
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