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Pattern Before/After with Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator Creativity Pattern Before/After

Pattern Before/After with Adobe Illustrator

Most of my surface pattern collections result from many sketches, paintings, and digital designs. But in this case, a single, simple watercolor painting was the springboard to a complete collection of 8 patterns and several illustrations. See how the hero print came together (and peek at a blender and 2 illustrations from the collection, too).

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How to Turn a Crossword Puzzle Into a Repeating Pattern

How to Turn a Crossword Puzzle Into a Repeating Pattern

Is it a list of book recommendations? A crossword puzzle? Or a surface pattern design? Yes, yes, and yes! This post details how I turned my own crossword puzzle into a repeat for my Literacy surface pattern collection.

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Book Genres Crossword Puzzle

Freebie Literacy

Book Genres Crossword Puzzle

Try your hand at this original crossword puzzle I made for my Literacy surface pattern design collection.

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Freebie! Cut-out Letters and Guided Literacy Activities

Freebie Literacy

Freebie! Cut-out Letters and Guided Literacy Activities

Free printable block letters and 10 guided literacy activities for children who are learning letters, letter sounds, and words.

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Freebie! 2-in-1 Garden Planner Coloring Pages

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Freebie! 2-in-1 Garden Planner Coloring Pages

Print, color, and cut out the vegetables you're planting this year, then play with different arrangements until you're happy with your plan. Glue everything down and note harvest dates. Voila! Your custom garden plan is complete.

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