Each student then created a small cut paper collage using the shapes and designs they had sketched. Students had a variety of colored and textured papers to choose from, but as a challenge, Becka limited the colors they could use to those that were most prominent and traditional in the exhibition pieces: red, black, white, green, gold, pink and blue.
The paper collages were then scanned and digitally manipulated to create a repeating pattern that could be digitally printed onto fabric. Students used a tool that works like a digital kaleidoscope to choose a section of their cut paper design and create their own original repeating motif. A modern reinterpretation of traditional repeating patterns and designs.