McNab Style Tartan | Skillshare Projects

Jeanne Bosko

Textile and Surface Pattern Design



McNab Style Tartan

Started with the McNab Ancient tartan as my reference.  (Family tartan!)

Here's my version using the excellent techniques given in this tutorial.  I have made plaids before but that "added twill" layering at the end to fill in the twill pattern on the solid color areas really took it up a notch!  I did use the final blotching layers to practice achieving the effect but I probably would not use it on mockups for new products.  Of course I can now use it for other texturing projects!

Great class.  Thanks Helen.


Below I tried a mockup on a M Kors Tote bag.  First applied the design on the bias.  After adding a gradient background and a drop shadow & bevel/emboss on the bag,  I experimented with blending modes on the design.   "Color burn" had the effect of the material being a printed leather vs. fabric. Fun!


And here's a pillow....




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