Monday, February 25, 2013
Spoonflower Order Arrived!
here, which includes a disk that you can use to upload her prints and use for your own digital printing! Using Spoonflower, I recolored the prints to make my own vibrant palette. I'm starting to understand more about myself lately in that I realize I like color saturation! All those years as a child in art class watching other kids use colored pencils and gently coloring in use to drive me crazy. I always went for the markers and made sure everything was colored in in full color! Oddly enough though, I always go for neutral colors when wearing clothes.
So anyway, I was a bit nervous about how this Spoonflower order would turn out. I played around changing colors around for quite some time and then debated about whether to order swatches or go the whole hog and just order yards. I wasn't sure how they would look in person and whether or not they would be drastically different to my computer monitor. Well, the answer is, they are different than what was on my monitor, but after getting these back, there are only one or two things that I might change if I were to order this bundle again. I think I was very very lucky as I can imagine that it would be easy to mess up the color choices and then be stuck with a yard of something quite ugly.
I had these printed out on the cotton poplin and ordered a yard of the color chart printed on poplin so that if I decide to do this again I will have a true color reference to work with. I also ordered Laurie Wisbrun's new book, "Mastering the Art of Fabric Printing and Design," which after glancing through I am very pleased with.
I should mention also for those of you in Australia, the shipping of these items was fairly fast. It looks as if Spoonflower is using a return address in Queensland. I'm not sure if they are doing the printing there or bulk shipping with a fast courier, but it only took me a week for these to arrive after I got my shipping notification!
All in all I am very pleased and can't wait to make something with these fabrics!