Thursday, March 12, 2015

Repeating Patterns

I came across a great tutorial last week on how to make repeating patterns -- Ellie and I spent an afternoon trying it out and it was so fun! Now that we've figured out the process, I think next time we'll use a paper cutter instead of scissors  and also our scanner instead of camera, and try to line everything up super carefully to see how seamless we can make them. I'm still brainstorming what kind of project we could use this technique for, because it was just like a magic trick to see it all go together. 

A few more patterns from our first experimenting day -

I liked the Hip Hip Hooray so much that I  tried making another like it on the computer with the same technique. I'm sure there are easier ways to do this than what I did (especially since after I was done I realized there weren't any overlaps anyway so I could have just pieced it together without all the steps), but it was super fun. And I love how it turned out!  I just keep looking and looking at this pattern and trying to think of what cute project I can do to use it, because it just makes me so happy!