Tammy Kanat creates textile art that’s larger than life. Her colorful, highly-textural wall hangings feature organic circular and oval shapes that are a celebration of materials. “For me,” she says , “weaving projects a mood. I follow my instinct to create designs that feel balanced. Source: Larger-Than-Life Weavings are aRead More →

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a text effect using displacement mapping in Adobe Photoshop.

I created a Text Destroyer with unlimited text effects using the same method for my GraphicRiver portfolio.Read More →

The featured freebie of the day is the third volume of colorful paper marbling textures created with the floating ink technique. These unique textures can be used freely in any kind of project such as websites, posters, or packaging designs.Read More →

Hey folks, it’s been a while. Life got in the way, but I’m back from hibernation and I will try to post more frequently. This work designed by Malva Sawada and creative directed by Andrew Trotter is what got me out of my slumber. It’s a super minimal packaging design forRead More →

William Glackens debt to the Impressionists can be seen in the intense colours, the energetic brushwork and textured surface.   I call this the boathouse.Read More →

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William Morris Born March 24, 1834 Known for Wallpaper and textile design, fantasy fiction / medievalism, socialism Notable work Textile and typographic desgn “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or beautiful.” That was the rallying call of the nineteenth-century designer, William Morris, aRead More →

AS 2700 Colour Sample

AS 2700-2011 – Colour Standards for General Purposes. There are 206 reference colours and the chart or guide is used to assist with the specification and matching of colours used in the industrial architectural and decorative areas, with particular emphasis on paints and related materials.Read More →

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Often for new web designers, there is a confusion between the distinction between typefaces and fonts. The first thing that should be clarified is that the term typeface and font are not interchangeable. Even though most people use them interchangeably and I often find myself mixing the two up. BeforeRead More →

Green retro dude created with Adobe Spark

If we consider the cosmic spectrum, the average colour is green it is what the human eye would see if the observer could view all the light sources in the universe together. Read More →

Day 21: 25 Insights in 25 Days New Year Marathon Underestimating A Flat Bid Happens To Everyone! Over the years here on Mixing Light, we’ve talked a lot about various financial issues when it comes to running your own color […] The post Screwing Up Flat Bids: 5 Strategies ToRead More →

Yesterday afternoon I cut 12 more Snail’s Trail/Monkey Wrench blocks. I sewed 9 of them last night while I watched TV and added them to the three I showed yesterday with the die that I used. The name on the die is Snail’s Trail, other people call it Monkey Wrench.Read More →

In his concept sketch, Oscar Björck (Swedish, 1860-1929) shows a fisherman hastily putting on his gear, responding to a distress call. Sketch for A Signal of Distress ” Et nødskud ” by Oscar Björck His wife and kids anxiously peer out through the window. Source: The Power of CroppingRead More →

[by Javier de Blas in La Rioja, Spain] I just accepted Uma Kekkar FB painting challenge sketching the view from my window on the toilet paper I alwys have in my watercolor box. I like the effect, specially on backlight. Challenges remove from yourmind the monotony of everyday practices. #paintingchallengeRead More →

{ ceramic hues } image via: @ceramicmagpie The post Ceramic Hues appeared first on Design Seeds . Source: Ceramic HuesRead More →

John Rodriquez became well known for his textile designs in the early 1950’s. He introduced a unique Australian Style. His abstract textile designs included everyday household items tea towels and curtains. The materials were sunburnt Australian shades, “deep and muted, sometimes almost three dimensional”. Greys, yellows and greens were theRead More →

YinMn - The New Blue

I am not a natural when it comes to being able to distinguish between different shades of the same colour. It has now just become more difficult to differentiate a new shade of blue has hit a market called YinMn. Researchers named the pigment YnMn after its three elements: Yittrium (Y), Indium (In) and Manganese (Mn).Read More →