Tie-dye is experiencing yet another comeback, but not just any tie-dye – shibori. Shibori is a Japanese process for resist-dyeing cloth by binding, folding, twisting and compressing. There are tons of ways to manipulate fabric for shibori, each one creating different designs and patterns. And right now it’s showing up everywhere in the home and on the runway.
One of my 2014 resolutions for Design Crush is to bring more of my own DIY projects to light, so we’re starting what will hopefully be a monthly series with these printable watercolor valentines! I had the best time pulling out my watercolors and gold paint and creating these – write your words on the back or string them up to make a fast and festive garland. Choose from the valentines above or a blank set to add your own touches. Download below!
Illustrated beauties and gents covered in tattoos, I can’t really think of anything sexier for Valentine’s Day if I try. I’ve long been a fan of Emily Winfield Martin‘s work and style, and you can make any number of her pieces your own at her shop – The Black Apple.
DIY Concrete Love Hearts Necklace // Skip a Beat Tea Towel // Candy Buttons // DIY Cupid’s Arrow Piñata // Heartstring Garland // DIY Heart & Arrow Headband // DIY Leather Conversation Hearts // Heart Backdrop // Darling Dearest Frame
Heartbeat Necklace // DIY Floating Heart Backdrop // DIY Fabric Valentine // Heart Lips Graphic Tee // iceDrops heart Ceramic Beverage Chillers // Besties Floral iPhone 5 Case // Makes Outs Foil Stamped Print // Love Necklace // Black Triangular Wall Hearts
Baked Chocolate Cherry Doughnut Hearts // DIY Valentine’s Pillows // Linzer Cookies // Marbled Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies // Heart Hole Punch // Heart Pattern Friendship Bracelets // Heart Shaped Mini Cookies // Not Soap, Radio Body Wash // DIY Copper Arrows
Each and every year I feel like Valentine’s Day sneaks up on us. First there’s the rush of the holidays, then the sigh of relief after New Year’s, then BAM! Valentine’s Day. It’s less than a month away and for once I feel kinda sorta on top of it, I’ve even purchased a few cards!
1.Viva Love by Yellow Owl Workshop 2.I’m Nuts About You by Hennel Paper Co. 3.Oh Sizzle! by Christine Wisnieski 4.I Like You by Betsy Ann Paper 5.Lover’s Lane by Hello Small World 6.Heart Letterpress Card by Parrott Design Studio 7.Te Amo by Paperfelt Paper Goods 8.You’re Fancy by Wednesday Press 9.Happy Valentine’s Day by Sugar Paper, Los Angeles 10.Love Pie Chart by Emily McDowell
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Loving the illustrated style of Social Assembly‘s Jessica Eckert and all of the high quality cards, prints, and home goods the shop has to offer. Bonus: all products are made in the USA!