October CC: Vintage Borders
DSO is staying open, I am happy to report! This month sees my tenth entry to Kim’s Color Challenge there (month-wise, some months I add seconds!) and I continue to enjoy the fun and the opportunity it affords of trying new things and stretching my design abilities. For this next offering, I am indebted to Ian Alexander’s Natural Patterns Library. Ian has gathered a large collection of very unusual patterns and textures in this lovely site and I love that he has added notes to explain where and what an image is or where he derived it from. For example….
Ian made a border pattern from this 18th Century piece of pottery, which I then altered to harmonize with Kim’s October swatch.
A second example is this wallpaper from the celebrated William Morris, of the 19th Century Arts and Crafts Movement. If you look very, very closely, you will see that it is a photo of a wall actually papered with this William Morris print. The join is not perfect, which adds to its authenticity and charm, so I didn’t Photoshop it…Much 😉
I did, however, alter the colour to achieve the Wayne’s World Pink in the swatch. Sorry William, Kimmie made me do it!
See if you can find my starting point for the third Border…
All three borders are 12×3″, the centre one is a png to preserve the lovely curved border I extracted from the wallpaper.