Sep 17, 2010

test

A test print of 'kokeshi dolls' arrived in the letterbox today. I have been driving to my PO Box every day waiting for it to arrive... then it turns up at my house. I think it might be time to pay closer attention in life, it could save me some petrol.


I decided to do a digital test print and see how the scale of the dolls really work before launching into the process of screen printing. It's quite a commitment financially to order a new design and I wanted to be sure. Now I am. But I might have a play with some different colour combinations. Any suggestions? It's a 3 colour print.

29 comments:

One Flew Over said...

I really love the colours in your mustard hummingbird print.

Lurline said...

A big tick for the red and aqua!
Hugs - Lurline♥

kirsten said...

the red + aqua look great.
i'd love to see some in orange + light grey, too. :)

smeka said...

love them all
please put them in your shop soon

Georgia said...

Eeeeeeee!!!! These are so sweet!
These colours are gorgeous. I really like mustardy yellow with anything at the moment too.
Any news on the embroidered doll you were trying out a little while ago? I loved her too. :-)

sarah barnett said...

they are just gorgeous - I'm also a fan of the aqua / red combination. So lovely. so clever. I so want one.

Paperklip said...

Kristen, these are so sweet. A real winner. How about yellow and grey?

Cass said...

I love them. Orange and grey sounds great or what about green and grey. Love the red and aqua

Jesse said...

Oh these are so cute! That gorgeous appley green would be lovely.

Annie said...

What about that lovely green behind - I LOVE these dolls. You go girl.

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Gorgeous!! LOVE the red and aqua. What has been your biggest selling colours in the other ranges? Might be worth repeating some of those combinations? xox

Jodie said...

Great work KD....wouldn't mind a hint of green meself....

Kate said...

I think they are adorable - love them as they are.

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi Kristen,
I think the aqua and red look great. Green would also be nice.
Hugs, Sharon

flowerpress said...

Just delightful, we love our kokeshi here :-)
orange and blue, orange and green. Of course the aqua/red is a must.

Posie Patchwork said...

WOW, they are fantastic, i love them, yes please. All colours delicious, love Posie

veri maz said...

I reckon yellow, green and pink could be fun

Liz said...

Oooow love love love. and LOVE the colour choice!

sally said...

This is just beautiful. I love the dolls very much. It's a good thing I have two girls.

ellie said...

oooh. what sweeties.
I wonder if some goldens and yellows would be nice? Though, pink/red + blue is always a winner and probably more popular.

Your new loungeroom rejig looks great. Good on you for claiming for space for yourself and your work.

Have a lovely weekend.

Belinda said...

My vote would be for green and pink (with brown or black hair)

Dorthe said...

Dear Kristen
...love them new kokeshi-dolls...looking forward to get them in the shop..

Kindest Dorthe/Garn-iture

Jodie Gray said...

They're a bit cute!!!!!! J x

Caroline said...

I love the red because its so oriental. I think some black/red or black/turquoise would be pretty effective too. These are adorable by the way!

Tizzalicious said...

They are gorgeous!

feedthedog said...

these are gorgeous kristen. i have a few technical questions: these digital prints look fantastic, I'm wondering why you would choose screen printing over digital printing. Is it for greater durability and/or washability, greater intensity of colour, cheaper cost? Just curious as these look perfect.

Kristen Doran said...

Hi Carmel,
Thanks for your questions. I have sent you a direct email with my opinions!
Kristen

Kristen Doran said...

Thanks to all of you for taking time to give your feedback on my designs and colours. It was very much appreciated. Designs going off to the printer next week.

Leni and Rose said...

Hi Kristen, like Carmel, I'm also very interested in your thoughts on digital and screenprinting. I'm close now to setting up a digital printing studio in Melbourne and would so value your opinion! Did you go to the US to to have your gorgeous design here printed? Michelle