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New Pattern: Watercolour Ghosts (up to 40% off!)

This week’s Sunday pattern features more ghosts with a watercolour wash of colours, in two colourways. They’ve now been added to my on-demand stores.

watercolour ghosts

This pattern was inspired by paper cuts, like my planets that I cut from marbled paper. I made the washes in Adobe Sketch and then applied them to a haunting of ghosts! I try never to have a pure white background in patterns now but this one needs it, to look like they’re real watercolours. It does look quite striking against black too, which you can see on products like t-shirts.

watercolour ghosts

Both colourways are now available in my Society6, Redbubble & Zazzle stores on tons of fun products. There’s also a single Ghost for stickers, t-shirts and more.

watercolour ghosts can cooler

As always, there’s some good discounts for you. Society6 has 20% off everything + free shipping worldwide today, with bigger discounts on wall art and home decor to come next week. There are few new products too including these can coolers, plus chopping boards and coasters.

watercolour ghosts pillow

Over at Zazzle , there’s 40% off back to school products and 15% off everything else today only with the code ZAZZSHOP2DAY. The 40% discount applies to journals, notebooks, pens, pillows, Post-it® Notes, posters, laptop sleeves and stickers.


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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