My culture Influence is Japanese traditional stencil design. It is hard to choose because there are a lot of choices so I decided to choose one of the pattern from Japanese traditional stencil design since I enjoying staying at Japan and when I search Japanese Stencil Design and there were one of the pattern is interesting to me which is flower. Flower interesting to me because it beautiful and colourfull and it also remain me of my old friends so I decided to choose it. My personal Interest is Malaysia flag because I’m from Malaysia. It is important to me because I was born there. It also interesting to form a pattern from a flag. I took 14 straps from the flag and divide by two to make it look the same.
I think I did well on combine my thinking creatively, culture influence and personal interests to make it to be one pattern.I put the right place so it become a pattern. I also can manage how much the ink do I need. If I could do this project again, I want to make sure that the love and little flower shape will form a pattern that clearly can see. I will carve the shape until it be like I want and if it didn’t work I will try it again. I also will try to come out with different ideas if I could do this project.I’m not going to make the shape or line too small because it would be hard to carve.One of my creative thinking was think positively about the problem which is the flower and love shape didn’t really look interlock but I think positively by thinking that it will be okay or it will turn out better so I just continue make it and I like it although it not like what I wish it would turn out like. I could improve my culture influence idea by making the details at the flower more think. I could improve my personal interest by making the shape or lines more bigger.
I made the lines thick because if the lines were thin then it would be hard to carved at the plate. I used magenta, purple and light green for the ink colours and black, pink, dark pink and dark brown for the paper colours. I choose those colours because it kind of match with the pattern that I drew. For example, the pink match with the flower shape, green match with the leaves, brown just for the square or rood and others like purple ink or black just random but I think it turn out looks cool. I did create a pattern by interlocking. It is the half of square but if I print to make it nine it will form square shape. Actually the love and the little flower also should be interlocking but we can’t really see it maybe because I didn’t measure the left and right of the shape. I create a unified pattern with my colour plan not just put it random. For example, I put the purple ink and pink colour paper at the bottom corner right side and below black paper magenta ink left side. White paper and magenta ink in the middle of the line except in the middle. Black paper and magenta ink left side and right side in the middle row. For the light green ink and dark brown paper I put it in the middle so as you can see it is unified pattern with my colour plan I not just put it random.