Our Creative Process
Turning ideas into reality. We welcome you to share our creative process.
At the start of a new design, we will often re-visit our sketch book to seek inspiration. we were inspired by a sketch we did after viewing Toulouse Lautrec Can Can paintings – The Can Can dance resembles a blooming rose.
Relevant images are gathered for inspiration and reference.
We often re-draw individual elements of the design to experiment with different looks and form to achieve the best outcome.
We chose to screen print this design to compliment its historical inspired theme. The lines of the design are re-drawn to suit the screen printing method.
After deciding on the colours, our master screen printer carefully mixes the colour by hand and matches the tones by eye.
The paper base is rolled out to approx 10m in length and hand printed one screen at a time. The paper is then left to dry, edges trimmed and ready to go!