Block Printing and New Pattern Design

I’ve been designing new patterns for my shop on Spoonflower and I’m trying a new approach to create patterns – it’s making rubber stamps. It’s a very analogue way to experiment (maybe most of design experiments are pretty analogue?) but works well for me. I just can’t stop experimenting until I realise I need to finish a design or two and make them print-ready. It’s fun and effective to simply repeat basic shapes, and depending on the combination of motifs and repeating type, possibilities are infinite. I like the look of it, it’s simple, nostalgic and rich in texture. So my journey of block printing design seems to continue :)

making of rubber stamps

Drawing for rubber stamps


rubber stamps

Preparing for making rubber stamps


Carved Rubber Stamp

Carved rubber stamp


block printing

Stamping for scanning and digital manipulation



My working desktop


pattern design

A new pattern design “Globe Amaranth 4”, made from rubber stamps



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