Background Design

Background design is a repeated design which can be a seamless repeat or not seamless repeat.

A background design-repeat can be basic, half brick, mirrored or half-drop.

Background design can be found on fabric, wallpaper, greeting card, fondant-covered cakes, upholstery, objects and many more.

Seamless tiling background design

Half-drop repeat: This is a design repeat layout where the motif is repeated halfway down the side in a vertical direction.

Half- brick repeat: This is a design repeat layout where the motif is repeated halfway in a horizontal direction like the laying of bricks.

Basic repeat: This is a design repeat that creates tiles of the motif without altering the repeat sequence.

Mirror repeat: This is a design repeat where the motif is duplicated on the horizontal (row) and the duplicated motif is then flipped horizontally.

Centred repeat: This is when the design is placed in the middle.

Designing a seamless repeat background digitally
Creating a background design using stencil and paint