Kirsten Blakeman

Kirsten Blakeman. Based in San Diego, CA, US.

  • 61 comments made
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  • Minted on Nov 01 2015

About Kirsten Blakeman

I'm an Architect by training and enjoy exploring design through many different mediums. I am drawn to simple clear graphics, geometric patterns, pops of color and unique twists on classic concepts.

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Jenna Pennell on Nov 05 2015
Jenna Pennell
  • Minted Dec 5, 2013
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Hi Kirsten! If you downloaded the submission kit for the Suite Love challenge, you'll find the foil textures in there (gold, silver, and rose gold, as well as kraft paper). For the element that you want to use foil for, you would just create a compound path and then a clipping mask, with the foil image inside the clipping mask. I hope that makes sense!

Chris Griffith on Nov 04 2015
Chris Griffith
  • Minted Aug 27, 2011
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Hi Kirsten, welcome to Minted. I usually draw or paint my design, then scan it, then live trace it in illustrator, start tweaking and making patterns. I was in your spot when I started. I just kept experimenting and working on it. If you have an architecture background you will catch on quickly. I just kept working at it and I was HORRIBLE at first. :)