Monday
Jun082009

16 Free Hand-Dyed Paper Textures

I have a pretty epic set of textures for you guys today. I spent a lot of time, dirtied a lot of dishes, and went through about 40 tea bags for these hand-dyed paper textures. Staining paper can be a little tricky and I plan on writing a tutorial on how to properly go about doing it, just in case anyone wants to try. I think the key is using good quality paper, I personally used watercolor paper for most of these.

Please note: a few of these textures were posted on Zen Textures but I thought I'd include them since they've never appeared here on Lost and Taken.

Click on the textures below to download the high-res version or download them all in a zip file at the bottom of the post. Enjoy!

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16 Free Hand-Dyed Paper Textures

 

16 Free Hand-Dyed Paper Textures

16 Free Hand-Dyed Paper Textures

16 Free Hand-Dyed Paper Textures

16 Free Hand-Dyed Paper Textures

16 Free Hand-Dyed Paper Textures

16 Free Hand-Dyed Paper Textures

16 Free Hand-Dyed Paper Textures

16 Free Hand-Dyed Paper Textures

16 Free Hand-Dyed Paper Textures

16 Free Hand-Dyed Paper Textures

16 Free Hand-Dyed Paper Textures

16 Free Hand-Dyed Paper Textures

16 Free Hand-Dyed Paper Textures

16 Free Hand-Dyed Paper Textures

16 Free Hand-Dyed Paper Textures

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Reader Comments (43)

These are sick. Thanks! Downloading them now :)

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSebastian

That's a really lovely collection. Really imaginative and very inspirational - much appreciated.

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRobin Cannon

You inspire me every time I visit your site. These are lovely textures and I have a new project in mind for them. I have been giving you props on my blog.

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrina

These are awesome! Thank you so much.

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMechelle

Just found your website. Thanks for all your hard work sharing your talent with us! You are great! Thanks again!

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

These are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!!

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGillian

Lovely stuff! I'm packing up my next pack now, I'll be sending it over soon! :D

June 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCallum Chapman

Wonderful textures! Thank you

June 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNikki

Fab as always. TY!

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen

This is gorgeous and you are a texture-saint. Great stuff! Thank you infinitely!

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWen

Thank you so much. Excellent textures!

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpaoh_design

Thanks for putting so much work into this site, it's really amazing. These are so beautiful!

June 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramanda

thanks! These are awesome... I've already put them to work:)

June 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdinny

These are fantastic, thanks so much for sharing them!!

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTania

These are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your textures.

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

gosh, these are AWESOME! thank you so much! you ROCK!

June 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLivE

thanks~
Paper is the most useful testures for me :)

June 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHajime

Would love to see a tutorial on your method for this... in the meantime, thank you!

June 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlssphx

Thank You! It's very helpful!
A tutorial? Good idea :D

June 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJerom

Wow, these are gorgeous! Thanks much for your generous sharing!

July 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWilma

I don't remember if I left a "thank you" last time I dropped by... if not... THANKS! Your textures continue to luscious-ize my web design.

July 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPalmer

WOW - these are awesome - thank you!

July 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSandy_in_MD

Thank you for these fantastic textures!

July 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGail

These are (- I am singing this -) -> AWESOME :) I carried the last note pretty long, that's how much I like them, thanks so much:)

July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie

Wow, your textures are the best that I have ever came across, Awesome work and thanks.

July 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJanet

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