The difficult part for me is typing up the recipes as first my spelling isn’t very good, and it will also be difficult to find a recipe that suits the look I want which is more of a hand written style. So it ties in with my rustic handmade feel. I found a font that I downloaded called Shelby, which was perfect for the recipes. I then typed them up and using a heading of the soup then listed the ingredients. I played around first with size and arrangement of the ingredients. Weather I wanted it central or on the side. I also wanted to add some of my drawing on to them so it would be visually pleasing and more interesting. I also wanted to use different drawings I had made, some from the front design and also ones that were also in the recipe but not on the design like basil. I also knew I had to spell check them,a nd also get someone to proof which is what I did.
I also decided to print them on made paper as I thought it would add more strengh to my theme and teh rustic aspect I am looking for. I did a sample piece, on the paper and I think it worked out realy well, it worked great with the font and drawings.
It was impornant and quite difficult for me to get the background colour right. From experimenting and playing around i knew that plain backgroud wasnt looking taht stricking or very professional. I played aorund with strips, which I thought was giving an interetsing compostion and some how making the appliques stand out and bcome interesting as a deisgn. I considered just using 4 main colours, which would give enough diffienation of colour for it to be not too similar but a collection. I also then considered just using the two greens which could have more of a collection. However i thought that would be too simple. So my next throught was use 4 colours and have a colour for each season. So then chose what colours weel suited the season, resuting in
Spring- dark green
I think this made more sence to the collection, giving mire depth and more thought process given towards teh collection as a whole. I was then happy and comfortable that all designs where in their seasons and all made sence towards my theme. Which means they are now all ready to be sent off to the print studio for printing.
I know that because I have chosen the card collection to complete, that my cards must be, concentrate on teh whole design of the card. I need to consider the whole card, the inside and back. As iv talked about before I knew what was going it be displayed on the inside, due to my recipe becoming part of the deisgn, which left the other side blank, for someone to write on, which is the most important part of the card. I then considered the back. I wanted my logo to be there for professional look, but I also wanted something to maybe tie in with the front deisgn. I decided then to use on or a few motifs from the front of the design on teh coloured strip that was on the back. This would then creat an over all look of deisgn, and an element of me considering the whole card.
With this soup, and due to it having a variety of different vegetables in it, I wanted it to have the same sort of feel the vegetable soup had. I wanted to use a mixture of my drawings and drawings of adobe drawings. This was the outcome.
It was easier for me to creat the whole design first, then start to play with it in corresponding to the applique. Which was then my next step.
This was the outcome of my final design. It shows a great skill in patch making which is what I wanted to show. It also creates a great pattern in itself, due to the shape of the motifs and the arrangement I have used. i think it is one of my most successful designs. I also think it works well with the brocoli appliqué.
As iv described on the pervious post. I designed the design as one then seperated the screen print from what I wanted printed on paper. From these pictures you can see the two differnt design that come to one. The first design is one that was sent to print studio onto card, also attatched to the back of the card to be cut out and folded. You can see on the images where the two designs fit together.
All have a mixture of illistator designs, and my paintings. To then have the screen print on top, giving a range of different technique and textures.
On a diiferent note I also thought it was important to have scanned in the applique, as a way in which the scanned applique was still on the card once the physical applique was removed. Giving the applique more of a understanding as a design, and would make more sence once it was also used as a recipe.
Iv spend the last few days scanning in my applique and playing around them on illustrator. I am a little concerned at the moment that I wont be down on time. so I did not more from laptop for a long time. The idea was to place the appliques in illustrator (which i decided would look best in the middle, as it would stand out more and have more of a visual impact and also have a constancy making them a collection).
I was then simple as I had already got the images and designs, it was just a case of arrange the motifs around the appliques in oder for the applique to become the central focus. So were more difficult than others. As I had already experimented with the carrot print, tomato and green peas. Which they seemed to be the easiest to arrange. I also want a mixture of digital and screen print so a I designed the designs with the black lined drawings in able to represent the screen print. Which I can show in this image here.
The idea was to create the whole design as one then separate the designs out, in order for different sorts of print. Which hopefully these images with show.
Image to be printed onto paper
Image for screen Print
These images show then how the design was slit up between the peas that were going to be printed and the design and image that needed to be set to the print studio in order for it to be printed onto card, which is then ready for screen print design to be printed onto of the card.
The image was a design I created a while ago which I tarted screen printing with, the deisgn is made up of drawings I had made on adobe, it was an idea for a possible print. When i was thinking about envelopes and ideas. I think it is a really effective deisgn, but themore I looked at it I knew i could do better, and I could use it differently
As time as gone on and, id forgotten about the design, and then realised it would be perfect for the winter vegetable soup. Due to the ingredients. However I wanted to add my own drawings to it, as I have done with the rest of the designs. I started arranging the in order to create the next card with my own drawings.
You can see from two of these images that it had a great improvement, more professional, and also more fitted to my client. A more mature design, which will creat better depth. This was the final outcome once I had placed it and arranged it around the appliqué.
I think it is very successful it clear see what it is, and the design show my drawing and repeat pattern skills.