Jade Prints from Spoonflower!
It's so exciting get that package in the mail. But I was really nervous, too. I think I was imagining launching my career as a textile designer with the contents of that little package - and that was a bit of pressure. Anyway, it turned out to be a little more of the good, the bad, and the ugly. But I think we're getting somewhere.
First, before you ask, here's some really great Spoonflower/Fabric Designing info:
Mamma Made's general spoonflower how to
Julia Rothmann's repeat pattern tutorial
Spoonflower's color charts
What I learned this time:
1. Get the spoonflower color swatch! I changed my red between the last swatch I got and this printing, but I still didn't have the color swatch and so I knew it was a gamble. It's not terrible, but it's still off - kind of like cheap lipstick. So I'll have to reorder everything with the reds in it. Which isn't really a big deal because I also saw other things I wanted to edit.
2. I changed the blue since my last color swatch, too, just because I thought I'd like something lighter. Now I think it's too light in the print with the windows, so I'm going back to my original blue.
3. I made a kind of craft panel to make a few small pillows. The biggest problem with this is that I worked with a really large image file on my computer and mostly viewed it at 30% while working on it. It looks much different at 100% - I obviously missed a lot of little areas I needed to clean up because I didn't bother to zoom in and out as I worked.
4. The pillows need a larger area to look normal.
So what do you think?