Houseplants - student project

My theme is Houseplants, which I decided to collage using hand-made papers. I brainstormed various types of plants and shapes of pots. Product ideas include garden journal, wellies, tote bag, apron, tea towel and tea mug.

Here is an example of one of the raw motifs before I cleaned it up and recoloured it. The pot is made of tea-stained paper with ink dots (which later I inverted to get a blue and white pot instead).

Houseplants - image 1 - student project

Here is the pattern that includes 11 motifs in total:

Houseplants - image 2 - student project

And here is a card and matching wrap on mock-ups.

Houseplants - image 3 - student project

Houseplants - image 4 - student project

Usually I work in Illustrator, so I had a lot of fun changing things up with paper collage and Photoshop! Thanks for the great inspiration to try new ways to make motifs in this class Susse :)

Sue Gibbins
Designer at Rocket & Indigo