Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sunday7: Black & White Patterns

My best friend Gin asked me to stamp some patterns for her new home. In case you haven't noticed it in my Instragram feed, I'm currently enjoying losing myself in the crafty blackhole that is rubber-cutting eraser stamps. Needless to say, I gladly obliged. She just asked for 4 patterns, but I used up an entire sketchpad. Can you say 'addict'?!

ONEDiamond chevron pattern. Not the most symmetrical piece, but then again, there is beauty in imperfection, especially in imperfectly inked stamps.

TWOI experimented with this square, and carved this pattern randomly, not knowing what to expect. I just knew I wanted aztec elements like lines, triangles and diamons. I love how this one turned out.

I'll be facilitating a stamp-pattern session at the Crafts & Creativity Workshop on January 5. There are still a few slots available, so sign up if you want to be part of our creative retreat!

THREERandom squiggly lines create a lovely texture.

FOUROne arrow shape, multiplied to create a tribal pattern.

FIVEStamp layering black, white and silver to make an ikat pattern.

SIXCut up leftover pieces of erasers and glued them onto a piece of chipboard. This sort of looks like an embroidered pattern.

SEVENAnother stamp for tiling. Thick and thin diagonal lines make for a classy pattern.

Gin is an interior designer (trivia: she designed the cozy interiors of Pipino Malingap!), and she'll be framing 4 of these prints to hang in her home. Can't wait to see which ones she picks out!

Happy Sunday, everyone! :)