Playing around with gouache one morning…

In an effort to expand my artistic horizons, I decided to see where a gouache exploration would take me last weekend. It turns out, it took me somewhere surprising.

As I was painting and layering in my favourite botanical go-to style, I made some very interesting marks.

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A few days later, I decided to see how they would appear if I turned this pattern into a bold surface design. Using Spoonflower and then Roostery, I was able to mock up a few items and they look pretty awesome to me.

The mirrored effect, rather than the regular repeat pattern created a very interesting effect.

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Mirrored Meadow (bold) and its smaller sized version simply called Mirrored Meadow, will soon be available as fabric on Spoonflower.  The items shown above should be available on Roostery in a week or so.

I will definitely start integrating my artwork into my surface pattern design in the future.

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a little dabble in some fabric design

My latest design has been uploaded to Spoonflower as of this morning. It’s called peas and onions. I am excited to see my three designs in real life. Coming soon!

Once I receive my sample proofs, I will officially start selling them. I can’t wait!

In the meantime, you can take a look at them on the Spoonflower site directly by clicking on any of these three images.

peas-and-onions
peas and onions by josyan mcgregor

rings and things
rings and things by josyan mcgregor

quand le soleil
quand le soleil by josyan mcgregor