how to: diy leopard print

Lately I’ve had the urge to play around with patterns rather than specific images or objects. In keeping with my current obsession for all things leopard print, I thought I’d try my hand at creating my own take on the print. When it comes to leopard print, I’m very particular. I prefer clean, spaced out prints rather than crowded, muddled ones. The way I went about it basically involved painting some splodges onto paper (but you could very well do this using a tablet and stylus) and then using a contrasting colour to border the splodges. The end result was a very Flintstones-esque style of leopard print but you could easily create different effects by varying the brushes and strokes you use. My next project will be to see if I can recreate one of these by way of screen printing.


  1. Kelli / Fog and Forest October 8, 2013


  2. Helena October 8, 2013

    LOVE!! *heart eye emoji*

  3. Sohini October 8, 2013

    Looks really great! Love it!
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  4. Matthew Pike October 8, 2013

    You make it look so easy, pinned.

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  5. jamie-lee October 8, 2013

    I'm going to be doing this at some point, ie. when I find myself some paints. Love the idea of framing these to go on a wall!

    • soph // and other things October 9, 2013

      Thinking of framing the green one when I reorganise my desk space. Hopefully if the screen printing works out a tote bag or two will be in order!

  6. Sarah October 10, 2013

    So cute! I'm obsessed with leopard print as well. The color combo of all three together reminds me of a Lisa Frank palette. <3


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