Zig Zag Stripe

Initially, I created this zig zag stripe as a border, hand-painted to encase an exotic wildcat scene, the ‘Tropical Panther’ for a square cork placemat and the cork coaster.

Playing with colour, gradients and pattern in Illustrator produces great combinations easily, with interesting results. The changes in the levels of colour and pattern mixed with black outlines and white highlights creates a real zing!

Sketch: Zig Zag Stripe


This stripe is ideal for a mouse mat, here I mirrored the stripe horizontally coming together in a central black and white stripe. I like the thought of brightening up the office with this contemporary stripe of purple, red and olive green.

In stationery, there is a single greetings card where the stripe is used as a frame for the tropical panther scene as on the cork coaster and a ‘Wild Cat Range’ pack of gift tags.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *