Tuesday, 27 January 2015

New Zazzle Fabrics : Pineapple Retro Print

So yesterday I found out that zazzle has a new product available for creation.. fabric! I am really excited to be able to print my own patterns on fabric. I wanted to sign up for spoonflower, but I can now use zazzle to test the waters before jumping straight in. I plan on making TONS of fabrics... I even created a new category to display them in! In fact, I was quite productive today and revamped the whole storefront of my zazzle shop with a new banner and more organized categories. Head on over to my shop and see it, and let me know if you like the changes! :)

Now about those fabrics! I made all my designs available in fabric patterns... and even created a new bunch of designs just for the occasion! I created new vintage inspired pineapple designs using watercolour textures, my trusty vector shapes and my new favourite thing, glitter. I used a retro colour palette for some of them and kept the pineapples simplistic. I am really happy with how they turned out, and they look fantastic on the fabric. Here they are:

Glitter Tropical Pineapple with Stripes and Dotted Fabric
This is my favourite pattern out of the bunch! I used chartreuse green and a light tiffany blue to go along with my glitter pineapples. I think this one looks the best on the fabrics, too. I can see it being used as fabric for curtains, accent pillowcases and chair cushion covers in someones summer home. I would also love to see someone make an ironically summery circle scarf out of this one! ;)

Glitter Tropical Pineapple with Stripes and Dotted Fabric by TanyaDraws
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Glitter Tropical Pineapple with Geometric Pattern Fabric
A more modern trendy piece, featuring geometric tribal print lines and of course, the glittery pineapple. I put this pattern on a neon green background for fun, and I actually like it so I kept it. The colour is very different from what I usually use on designs! As usual however, you can change that background colour to be whatever you want. 

Glitter Tropical Pineapple with Geometric Pattern Fabric by TanyaDraws
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Glitter Tropical Pineapple with 60s Circle Pattern Fabric
My second favourite pattern! It was a tough choice between this one and the stripes one, because this one also looks fantastic on fabrics. I used the same colour palette as the stripes and dots one, but I went with a more 60s fabric feel with a multi coloured circle pattern. Despite liking the other one better, I do think I maintained the retro look more consistently in this one!

Glitter Tropical Pineapple with 60s Circle Pattern Fabric by TanyaDraws
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Tropical Summertime Watercolor Pineapple Pattern Fabric
This was actually the first pattern I made, using multiple watercolour textures in object masks! This file was so big that I couldn't open it again to alter it. So while I sent it over to my boyfriend for him to open on his way better computer, I started creating the pineapples above! I am so glad I couldn't open it, or else I wouldn't have made the pineapples in that style. I like them so much more than this one. 

Tropical Summertime Watercolor Pineapple Pattern Fabric by TanyaDraws
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Any zazzlers out there? I would love to see your new fabric designs! Feel free to comment with links to them below. Happy crafting!