Our Christmas assortment is all about celebrating the highly effective plant extracts – from rosehip to camellia – that go into Pai merchandise. When it got here to selecting an artist to work with for the packaging, we needed to seek out somebody with the identical love for these pure treasures as us. So after we found London-based illustrator Eleanor Percival, we knew immediately that we’d discovered our good match.
The proper partnership
“I work in a really cute shed behind my backyard and I get to look out on the birds and the vegetation, it’s pretty. I’ve acquired a giant curiosity in numerous totally different topics and I believe that informs my work quite a bit. I’m obsessive about nature, and I like gardening. My mother and father had been each massive gardeners in order that’s a giant curiosity for me. I believe I’ve all the time beloved drawing vegetation and flowers, and it’s been actually enjoyable to receives a commission to try this, fairly than simply doing it for myself!”
“I beloved doing the Rosehip illustrations – I’d by no means painted them earlier than they usually’re such stunning colors and wonderful shapes. Doing the Camellias was nice as effectively – I’ve actually acquired a white Camellia proper outdoors my window so I get to take a look at them the entire time.”
Illustrating the substances
“Normally I work in watercolour, that’s my favorite medium. However I just about use no matter is becoming for the venture. For the Rosehip illustrations I attempted a number of various things; first ink, then I attempted watercolour. Really the sketches that got here out greatest had been those that I did in colored pencil.
They simply had a pleasant texture to them, after which after I scanned them in and began working with them on the pc, they had been those the place the strains had been the simplest, they usually seemed like probably the most spontaneous illustrations.”
Bringing the designs to life
“As soon as I’d scanned them in, I labored with the designer at Pai. We tried numerous totally different colourways and labored out what would work greatest for these merchandise. And that was actually pretty, I like working with color like that. In order that was implausible.”
Eleanor’s Pai picks
“The Natural Treasures Collection are merchandise that I truly use, so it was good to consider them in connection to different individuals discovering them too. The Light Work Rosehip Cleansing Oil is certainly one of my absolute favourites! It’s very easy to make use of however nonetheless feels fairly luxurious and my god the odor is wonderful! It’s a superb product to make use of once you’re feeling lazy, however you additionally need one thing fairly particular. My different favorite product is the Age Confidence Oil, it feels completely luxurious too!”
Our Pure Treasures Christmas units are actually accessible – wrapped-up in present packing containers that includes Eleanor’s stunning illustrations in fact. Select from our full-size Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil, Limited Edition 40ml Light Work Rosehip Cleansing Oil, in addition to our full measurement heros within the Natural Treasures Hero Set. Inside you’ll discover a full measurement Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil (30ml), Camellia and Rose Mild Hydrating Cleanser (200ml) and Chamomile & Rosehip Calming Day Cream (10ml). Store these Pure Treasures and extra skin-saving items on our Christmas Gift Guide now.