We are so excited for Garden Girl + Graphic Designer Lisa Dickinson as she's partnered with Jenni Bowlin Studio to release her first paper line. We were lucky enough to get a little background behind the collection from Lisa!
Tell us about your upcoming collection: "Modern Mercantile" is my debut line with Jenni Bowlin Studio and it combines the classic vintage charm you expect from JBS with a bit of modern flair. The collection features fresh color palette in aquas, greens, and yellows that coordinate with the Jenni Bowlin Studio for Ranger ink colors. There are six double-sided papers, a journaling tag sheet, and a mini pattern sheet, along with coordinating Printed Chipboard, Flatbacks (metal "flair buttons") and Mini Deck Card Sets.
What was the inspiration behind it? Where do you look for inspiration? I started with several inspiration pieces from Jenni's personal collection, including old quilt squares, fabrics and trims, along with printed pieces: catalog pages, advertisements and books.
Once I have a basic idea for several papers, I begin by translating my sketches into digital images on my computer. Some of the vintage pieces were scanned and incorporated into the patterns. I worked on the "A" sides of each paper first, trying to get a wide variety of scale, patterns, and colors throughout the collection.
Thanks so much for sharing with us, Lisa!