new patterns

{new patterns!}

I've been creating new patterns for use on milkshake crafts products lately. Most of the patterned paper I use now on my clocks now are papers that I've purchased, but my goal is to eventually use only patterned papers that I've designed and created.

The patterns above started out as pencil drawings. I then scan them, take them into Photoshop, color them and create patterns. It's pretty repetitive and anal. I love the process. The problem, however, is finding the time to complete all those steps. I have a sketchbook filled with little doodles, which I need to enlarge, clean up and scan for use in a new pattern.

{custom bookplate with my original pattern}

What do you think? What colors would you like to see? How about other themes for patterns?


beki said...

Those are beautiful, Lisa! I'd love some fabrics like that ;-)

KB said...

I really like the bookplate one.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Dean is famous! Thanks again for the great bookplates - I know he'll love them. I'd still like to see more "masculine" colors like the bookplate design. And how about some pink? Ha, ha! :) (k)

ahna said...

I love these - what a great continuation of your fabulous clock project. I really like the book plate, too. I've got a thing for circles. I can't wait to see what you're up to next.

vanessa said...

Beautiful patterns!

lisa {milkshake} said...

beki - me, too!

kb - that's my favorite, too. I'm making more along those lines.

k - Okay, okay. I'll make more with "manly" colors :)

Thanks ahna and vanessa!