Pattern making as art deco technology

2019-04-09 Arts No comment

A pattern is an organized design element on a surface, such as dots, lines, shapes, textures, colors, etc., using any suitable decorative technique. Patterning is an experimental process because the artist cannot predict the resulting design.

Patterns can be used as paper bags, clothes, greeting cards, tassels, garlands or tassels and pop-up designs. There are several techniques in pattern production. Examples of patterning techniques are sponges, veins, blows, sprays, splashes, spots, strings, wax/batik, marbling, smearing, rubbing, rubbing, and the like.


This patterning technique involves the use of a sponge as the primary tool for creating patterns. Sponges can be laid or laid on materials such as paper or cloth. Then lightly apply paint or ink to the open area of ​​the sponge with foam. After the sponge is laid, paint or ink can also be sprayed onto the material. A mesh or diamond pattern of the sponge will appear on the material. Another technique is to dipped the sponge into a paint or ink and roll it over the material or paper to create a pattern.


This patterning pattern involves applying the coating in liquid form by spraying paint on the surface of the material to form an interesting pattern. Sometimes the tip of the brush is colored or inked and the thumb is used to spray color onto materials such as paper. Splash of colored paint or paint can be done with a piece of foam or brush with paint.


This is the application of paint or color that overflows through the orifice of a spray diffuser or atomizer. Spray cans or containers are filled with pigments or inks of different colors and sprayed onto the material one at a time in several ways to create an interesting design. Surface

  Paper for writing calligraphy and other forms of wall hanging is decorated with spray patterns of various colors.

Dot painting

This is the creation of a series of points in an organized pattern on the material using a drawing tool or tool. Marking tools such as pencils, crayons, markers, and pens can be used to create interesting dot patterns on paper and cards. This form of patterning can be used to decorate the background of cards used for greeting cards, certificates and other forms. Pointed metal tools such as chisels, chisels and textured nails can be used to create decorative textures in the form of dots on the background of wood, clay and leather.

String pull

This is a technique for creating a pattern on a material by using a string. Dip the ropes into a color pigment or ink. The colored ropes are then stacked to allow the color to spill over the material and form a decorative pattern on the paper.


This method of creating a pattern involves creating a random abstract line using the markup tool, which usually does not lift the drawing device from the paper. Graffiti that is typically created using different color marking tools creates a bold and attractive pattern on paper. These can be used to make paper bags, garlands, greeting cards, etc.

Paper marble

This is a water [water] surface design method for producing patterns. These patterns are usually the result of color, and the paint can float on a common water surface or a viscous solution called size and then carefully transferred to an absorbent surface such as paper or fabric. It is often used as the writing surface for calligraphy, especially for book covers and newspapers in bookbinding and stationery. It can also be used as a paper design for the production of paper bags.

Wax resistance / crayon batik

This patterning pattern involves the use of wax to resist portions of the paper or fabric and to apply color or ink to the entire surface of the material. After the paint or ink has dried on the surface of the material, the wax is scraped off or the wax removed to create an interesting pattern. Another technique is to apply a wax design to the surface of the material and immerse it in a paint, dye or ink solution. After the paint or dye is dried to create a pattern, the wax is removed from the material. Colored crayons can be used to create attractive patterns on the material before applying paint, dye or ink.

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