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Don’t give up on your dreams!

Don’t give up on your dreams, realise that limiting beliefs and procrastination hold you back! Stick to your plan.

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How to create a simple greeting card mockup

Learn how to use photoshop to create fretting card mockups.

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Surface pattern designing

Here is a quick look at my latest pattern build process. I’m currently stalking Bonnie Christine on Skillshare! 😆 Sketches Colour palette Colour motifs Pattern build What’s your process for creating? Share a picture or tell me about it in the comments below! Take care, Michelle

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Creating pattern motifs

SKETCH, SKETCH, SKETCH! Draw, doodle, play with lines and shapes. I need to do lots of drawing before I start with a pattern build! Creating 20-30 sketches produces a good size library to choose from. A valuable bit of learning so far in my pattern design journey is to ensure there is a variety of… Continue reading Creating pattern motifs

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Watercolour and ink

I’ve been experimenting with watercolours and fine liners lately. With the lockdowns and fading light, photography has become more and more difficult. I love being creative and wanted something I can do in my house, on my own, whenever I have a spare moment. I’ve been exploring these two media, both very new to me.… Continue reading Watercolour and ink