Sunday7: Black & White Patterns

  • Dec 2, 2012
My best friend Gin asked me to stamp some patterns for her new home. In case you haven’t noticed it in my Instragram feed, I’m currently enjoying losing myself in the crafty blackhole that is rubber-cutting eraser stamps. Needless to say, I gladly obliged. She just asked for 4 patterns, but I used up an entire sketchpad. Can you say ‘addict’?!
ONE
Diamond chevron pattern. Not the most symmetrical piece, but then again, there is beauty in imperfection, especially in imperfectly inked stamps.
TWO
I experimented with this square, and carved this pattern randomly, not knowing what to expect. I just knew I wanted aztec elements like lines, triangles and diamons. I love how this one turned out.
THREE
Random squiggly lines create a lovely texture.

 

FOUR
One arrow shape, multiplied to create a tribal pattern.

 

FIVE
Stamp layering black, white and silver to make an ikat pattern.

 

SIX
Cut up leftover pieces of erasers and glued them onto a piece of chipboard. This sort of looks like an embroidered pattern.

 

SEVEN
Another stamp for tiling. Thick and thin diagonal lines make for a classy pattern.
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