writing and drawing tips

writing and drawing tips

A pattern is an organized arrangement of design elements such as dots, lines, shapes, textures, colors etc. on a surface using the appropriate technique for decoration. Pattern making is an experimental process because the resulting designs cannot be predicted by the artist.

Patterns can be used as patterns for paper bags, clothing, greeting cards, lashes, wreaths or tassels and pop-ups. There are several techniques for pattern making. Examples of pattern making techniques are Sponging, Veining, Blowing, Spraying, Spattering, Stippling, String Pulling, Wax-resist / crayon batik, Marbling, Scribbling, Rubbing-in, Rubbing-out etc.

SPONGING

This pattern making technique involves the use of mushrooms as the main tool to create the patterns. The sponge can be laid or spread on the material (such as paper or cloth). The paint or ink is then dropped with foam on the open areas of the sponge. The paint or ink can also be sprayed onto materials after the sponge is applied. The mesh patterns or diamond shaped patterns on the sponge would appear on the material. Another technique is to immerse the sponge in color or ink and roll it on the material or paper to create the patterns.

splash

This form of pattern making involves applying paint in liquid form by closing the color on the surface of the material to create interesting patterns. Sometimes the brush tips are filled with color or ink and the thumb is used to sprinkle the color of the material as paper. Splashes of the colored pigment or paint can be done with a piece of foam or brush loaded with paint.

Spraying

This is the application of paint or paint played through the small holes in a spray diffuser or atomizer. The spray or container is filled with different colored pigments or colors and sprayed one at a time on the material in several ways to create interesting patterns. Surfaces off
Paper for writing calligraphy and other forms of wall hangings are decorated with spray patterns in different colors.

stippling

This is the use of a drawing tool or tool to create series of dots in an organized pattern on a material. Marking tools such as pens, crayons, markers and pens can be used to create interesting patterns of dots on paper and cards. This form of pattern making can be used to decorate the background of cards to be used for greeting cards, certificates and other forms of wall hangings. Pointed metal tools such as bridges, chisels and texture nails can be used to create decorative structures in the form of dots on wood, clay and leather backgrounds.

pultrusion

This is the technique for creating patterns on a material using strings. These strands are immersed in a color pigment or ink. The colored string is then drawn to allow the colors to be spilled onto the material to create decorative patterns on the paper.

DOODLE

This method of creating patterns involves the creation of random abstract lines with a marking tool, generally without lifting the drawing device from the paper. Dots that are often created with different colored marking tools result in eye-catching and attractive patterns on paper. These can be used to produce designs on paper bags, wreaths, greeting cards etc.

Paper Marbling

This is a method of aqueous (water) surface construction used to produce patterns. The patterns are the result of paint usually, oil paint being poured to float on either the surface of plain water or a viscous solution known as size and then carefully transferred to an absorbent surface such as paper or fabric. It is often used as a writing surface for calligraphy, and especially book covers and backgrounds in book binding and stationery. It can also be used as a pattern on paper to be used in the manufacture of paper bags.

Wax Resist / Crayon Batik

This form of pattern making involves the use of wax to resist parts of a paper or fabric and either apply paint or ink to the entire surface of the material. After the paint or ink has dried on the surface of the material, the wax is scratched or removed to create interesting patterns. Another technique is to apply the waxed design to the surface of the material and immerse it in a color, color or color solution. The wax is released from the material after the dye or dye has been dried to create the patterns. Colored crayons can be used to create attractive patterns on materials before applying color, color or ink.