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The final stages of the cow print design

Cow print design with cream background

With the cow drawing scanned into the computer, it’s time to add colour to the print design.

For this print design, I decided to colour the cow drawing digitally using layers of photographs. I photographed different angles of the cows to get sections of their fur. Next I took a look at the colours of the cow to see which areas needed to be lighter or darker. By doing this I was able to cut different pieces out of the photos to use in different areas. Then it was a case of layering the different pieces and blending them to create a smooth coverage of fur. Take a look at this video to see all the layers that went in to colouring the cow.

I needed lots of layers of different shades to create the beautiful fur of the cow

The final step

Once the cow had its fur it was time to create the print design. I had a vague idea in mind of how I wanted the print to look which really helped. Quite often I’m not sure what I want the finished print to look like so it takes longer to create because I don’t have a base to start from. For this design, I had the idea to have the cows in clusters, as if they were scattered about a field. First of all, the cows were grouped in to small groups of twos and threes. Also some cows were rotated and resized to give some variety to the print.

Cow print with cream background
I always like to use a cream background with a brown print design
I also wanted to use a green background to symbolise the grass

And here’s the finished print design! What do you think? Do you prefer the cream or the green background?

Earlier this week I sent off the files to the fabric printer so new fabric is imminent! Using the cow fabric I will be making a coin purse, a passport cover and a wash bag. If you would like to reserve any of these items, just let me know!

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Spotlight on hair accessories

Drawn by Rhiannon bee hair scrunchie

Hair accessories – treat yourself!

If money is still a bit tight after Christmas but you’re in need of a treat, how about some hair accessories? At just £3.50 each, they’re the perfect little treat to help with the January blues.

Drawn by Rhiannon kingfisher scrunchie
Kingfisher scrunchie

Scrunchies are brilliant for anyone with longer hair. As well as being pretty, they hold your hairstyle in place better than bobbles. They’re also much kinder to your hair so they’re less likely to pull.
Available in a wide range of prints, there’s something for everyone! Take a look at all the scrunchies here.

Drawn by Rhiannon pineapple hair bow
Pineapple hair bow

If scrunchies aren’t your thing, how about hair bows? They measure about 3 inches wide so are the perfect size for any hairstyle. These feature either crocodile clips or barrette clips on the back which are both great at gripping hair. No more bows sliding down and dropping out! These hair bows are great for anyone, no matter how long or short your hair is. Take a look at all the available hair bows here.

Choose any 2 hair accessories for just £6!
Special offer: £3.50 each or 2 for £6

Even better, you can buy any 2 scrunchies or bows for just £6! You can pick 2 scrunchies, 2 bows, or 1 of each! Whether you’re a fan of bees, flamingos or dinosaurs, beach huts, chickens or unicorns, there really is something for everyone. These are just some of the designs available but there are so many more different prints to choose from. Take a look at the full range of hair accessories by clicking here.

So forget about how cold and miserable it is and brighten your day with a super colourful hair accessory. Only 1 of each design available so be quick!Would you like to see more hair accessories? Maybe some headbands? Let me know by leaving a reply at the bottom of the page.