Doesn’t it feel as if summer has finally arrived? And if there’s one thing that wafted a breath of fresh air into my in box this morning it was the new Incandescent Rose wallpaper from Ellie Cashman.
“Colossal roses float across the foreground in a loose and random pattern. Gently, they fade into a sun-bleached background. The atmosphere created is one of light, warmth, openness, giving you a sense of possibility. Applied to your walls – and maybe even your ceiling – Incandescent Rose envelops you in a soft, contented, dream state garden world.” said the blurb.
Incandescent Rose Wallpaper
Every sweet memory of summer is encapsulated into this stunning design. Sultry days sipping something delicious. The dappled sunlight falling across the garden. The scent of roses that intensifies as the sun reaches its zenith. Falling petals. The waft of a scented breeze through an open window. Dust motes dancing in the penetrating rays. Afternoons spent lazing on a bed of cushions with an unread open book. And not just summer. But summers past. This wallpaper has more than a hint of nostalgia. It’s faded effect speaks of old and worn. But beautifully so. The kind of wallpaper that stays in the memory through childhood and adulthood and creeps into dreams. Like the elusive notes of a forgotten song.
A Few Other Ellie Cashman Wallpaper Designs
Dark Floral Wallpaper
Dark Floral II Light Wallpaper
Moonlight Meadow Black Wallpaper
Still Life with Shadows Blue Wallpaper
The Design Process in Ellie’s Own Words
To create my large-scale floral prints, I use a combination of traditional and digital art media.
I start by creating a rough pencil sketch on a large piece of paper, or several pieces of paper taped together against a wall. I use this sketch as a means to pin down ‘the big picture’, standing as I draw, blocking out forms and determining the scale and proportion of elements, and how they relate to each other. Stepping back to have a look from a distance, I begin thinking about how a design will repeat, which is an art form in itself.
I then take a photograph of this sketch with my iPhone, import it into Photoshop, scale it up, and start filling in colors and details using custom-made Photoshop brushes that I’ve created to achieve different effects. I do this painting using a Wacom tablet and pen.
Just as one would do with traditional media, I start with large brushes and rough strokes, gradually layering up detail using increasingly smaller and more refined brushes.
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