Have you ever made a repeating pattern? I've been wanting to for some time now but hadn't gotten around to it. This week's theme of PATTERN at Illustration Friday was just the push that I needed to get going.
I started with a piece of 5" square cardstock and doodled a design in the middle of the page.
The first step is to cut your paper and half and tape it back together - super scary first step!!
BTW - I followed the tutorial found here at Design Sponge.
Then cut your paper in half again the other way and tape back together so that your design element that used to be in the middle is now on the outside. It amazes me how a doodle that seemed so substantial still left so much white space once it was cut up!!
Then get busy doodling in the middle of your design. Here is my finished doodle that then got
scanned into the computer and tweaked a bit in Photoshop Elements. First, you have to save your design as a pattern (Edit Define Pattern). Then open a new Blank File (Edit Fill Layer Use:Pattern) and fill your file with your pattern!! Cool, huh?
Linking to Illustration Friday - PATTERN,