Bad-a$$ Boho Ikat Print

…for the Raptors’ who like to really over-do the finer details!

Fabulous Von Raptor - Boho-Ikat Print

Fabulous Von Raptor – Boho Ikat Print

Fabulous, fierce and very Bohemian- Ikat is a somewhat eclectic look and is one of the oldest fabric production techniques. Super similar to Batik; same-same, but different.

***Be Warned*** there’s a lot of layer of colours, and then refined black design line work.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Boho-Ikat Print

Fabulous Von Raptor – Boho Ikat Print

Start with your selection of colour families; I used a light blue and a darker shimmer teal for the main talons – and then a pastel pink and shimmer berry hue. Paint all you base colours, with your preferred colour (this is where you decide if you want a dark or a light tone base).

Fabulous Von Raptor - Boho-Ikat Print

Fabulous Von Raptor – Boho Ikat Print

Once all your base hues are down, paint 2x layers of the contrast hue – in a diamond and zig-zag pattern (think IKAT).

Fabulous Von Raptor - Boho-Ikat Print

Fabulous Von Raptor – Boho Ikat Print

If need be, clean up your edges of the additional designs – then begin the black patterning. I chose to to the vertical swipes, to exaggerate the outlines of the design – like an IKAT.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Boho-Ikat Print

Fabulous Von Raptor – Boho Ikat Print

The awesome thing about this look, is that you can really make it your own – don’t like the complimentary colours – use contrasting. Swap out the swiping detail, and do crosses… stars! Go Bananas. If your stuck for ideas; look up Ikat – it’s pretty amaze.

*Note* this level of "attention to detail" will DESTROY your vision!!!

*Note* this level of “attention to detail” will DESTROY your vision!!! Sleep time!

Fabulous, x

So what you think, Darling?

Share your experiences with bad-ass-boho prints, not to be confused with Prince (who’s also a bad-ass!)?

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