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A place for my illustration work. Collages and patterns, personal and commissioned. Expect lots of colour. If you want to work with me, click ‘hire me’ in the navigation above.

new summer inspired patterns!

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watermelon pattern made from watercolour paintings, with water drops, pink and red lines and blue coral

it was really hot on monday. too hot. i kept thinking about tasty juicy fruit that i wanted to eat, and how important it is to keep hydrated and fed in the summer. too many people spend all day out in the sun, forgetting to keep hydrated and having something to eat every now and then, as well as popping indoors or somewhere cooler for a bit. it’s important to keep your body – inside and out – protected from that huge, hot white ball in the sky.

somehow, all that thinking led to painting and pattern making. i decided to make some fruity and kind of summery themed patterns. i painted them with watercolours first, then scanned in to make into patterns. i’ve been meaning to paint more as i love it ever so much, and figured painting for patterns would be the perfect way to get back into it.

water and coral pattern made from watercolour painting

i’m in the process of making more now, and will keep you updated with my work. i need to get my work ‘out there’ more, and have a bit of gentle pressure to do/make more, so blogging about it will hopefully be good encouragement and motivation. if you know of any suitable blogs or sites i could submit my work to, please let me know in the comments.

lemon, lime and cherry and heart pattern made from watercolour paintings
these are all available to buy in various formats at my society6 shop.

what are your favourite summer fruits? let me know and they might make it into a pattern!

please support my kickstarter campaign!

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do you want some individual collages or patterns for your home? both, even? well, you’ve come to the right place. i’d love your support for my kickstarter campaign! i currently have 26 days to go, and £600 to raise.

if you don’t know what kickstarter is, here’s a brief bit of info: basically, people put up a project that they would like funded, but are unable to finance it themselves. kickstarter comes to the rescue! people can ‘pledge’ any amount they wish, to help fund the project. pledges also come with rewards! the money only comes out if the project reaches its goal in the given time.

i really, really would appreciate any help you’d be able to give me! even £1 helps towards my goal amount, and every little helps. if you can’t afford to pledge, i’d love if you could just help share the word! if you go to my kickstarter page, you will see the sharing options below the video, or you can just share this post if you wish.

 

if you don’t want to watch the video, here’s the basics:

i’d like to raise £600 to be able to print my designs on a3, a4 as well as a5 art cards to sell in my etsy shop. that money goes towards the cost of printing, stickers (on kickstarter only!) packaging, the kickstarter fees, and postage in the UK.

if for example you pledge £15, you will get to choose from any of the a4 prints (any of the collages, patterns or the 2 exclusive kickstarter exclusive colour ways) , as well as getting a sticker pack and lovely thank you email. there are super special rewards for people that are kind enough to donate a lot of money.

what do you get out of it? awesome rewards! below are the designs that are available on kickstarter, and will also be available in my shop when funded. if you go to the kickstarter page you will be able to see close ups of the patterns, as well as the kickstarter exclusive colourways and stickers!

please support my kickstarter campaign!

please support my kickstarter campaign!
please support my kickstarter campaign!

patterned cushions

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just a quick self-promotional post today!

i’ve been very busy making collages and patterns for something special, and some other things this week. all will be revealed very soon hopefully! you can follow me on instagram for a few sneak peeks if you’re interested.

just wanted to let you know, until midnight on sunday, june 30th, there’s free shipping at society6! that means you can buy anything you want (besides stretched canvases and framed prints i think) with free worldwide shipping until then! get on it!

below are some of my favourite cushions, but you can of course purchase whatever you please. if you have ever bought anything from my society6 shop, i’d love to see the products in your home/on you/etc!

patterened cushions by laura redburn

clockwise from top left // dot dot, blue things behind the sun, blamange & ditsy pop

new pattern – eucryphia

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i have pretty much just finished making this pattern, but i am so excited about how it looks that i had to share it with you right now. i love it! i’ve been making a few patterns lately, but this is by far my favourite. do you know why? flowers and polka dots! it was made from a little painting i did earlier & i knew instantly this one would look good as a pattern. i want to paint lots more flowers now. so nice to feel properly inspired again.

i would love one day to have a range of wallpapers. that would be an amazing thing. i’d love to get gift wrap printed to sell at some point too. so many plans, so little money! i would love your suggestions for  places that print gift wrap (for future reference), and maybe places i could submit designs for wallpaper or fabric designs. i know of spoonflower, but you have to pay to have a sample sent to you first before it’s available to buy and my budget for everything is curently zero.
i would love to know what you think of the pattern too!
eucryphia floral pattern by laura redburn

here’s a zoomed in version so you can see a bit more detail:

eucryphia floral pattern by laura redburn

and i also did an alternative colourway, kind of autumnal, but with a twist, i thought.

eucryphia floral pattern by laura redburn