8 Re-Stained Paper Textures

I'm always looking for ways to combine existing textures to make new and interesting resources for you guys. This time around I took a bunch of paper textures, some of them stained, and combined them in layers with different blending modes in Photoshop. I also used a high-res set of watercolor brushes to add a little extra detail. The outcome is a brand new set of textures for you guys to utilize in your designs. I hope you like 'em!

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!

Consider making a donation to Lost & Taken today

If you've used L&T textures in commercial work or earned a profit from them in your designs, please consider making a donation to Lost & Taken. All donations made go directly to helping keep the site online by helping pay the server bills (which run nearly $3k a year) and allow me to buy supplies and equipment to create new textures. Donate via the link below. Every donation is greatly appreciated!

Donate to L&T via Paypal ⟹


8 Re-Stained Paper Textures


8 Re-Stained Paper Textures

8 Re-Stained Paper Textures

8 Re-Stained Paper Textures

8 Re-Stained Paper Textures

8 Re-Stained Paper Textures

8 Re-Stained Paper Textures

8 Re-Stained Paper Textures

Donate   Download .Zip

References (8)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.

Reader Comments (63)

Awesome, thanx a lot Caleb!

January 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteffen

Your work always rocks,Caleb! Thanks! :D

January 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGillian

Very nice works. Thanks for sharing Caleb

January 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSebastiano Guerriero

you still keep gitfing us with all these amazing resources. thank you.

January 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwhoisnot

Perfekt!!! Thank you...

January 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBella

These are awesome. You've got the best textures I've ever seen. Thanks for posting them up like this.

January 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMike Smith

thanks caleb, i just discover this page. its amazing, thanks again for sharing your work.
if you need something, please ask for that.

January 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterferruco

Caleb, your best so far! Every one is incredible!

January 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDunlap Studios

Thanks for these. They have a great layered look that really sets them apart from other textures. I am sure they will get a lot of use. I featured them on my blog @ resourcehive.com

January 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJC

Fabulous! Thanks very much.

January 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbelle

great paper textures, exactly what I was looking for! :)

January 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSamuel Lavoie


January 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersarah

I thank you, kind sir! These are always useful!


January 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSu Hall

Beautiful textures Caleb! Thank you SO much for sharing them!

Happy Monday and have an AWESOME week!

It's really nice. It has that old feeling to it. It looks like the effect of being burned.

This is absolutely fabulous. I'm blow away by this. This is the kind of quality that designers need to be giving back to the community. WOO-HOO!

February 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKyle Scollin

Waw ! Really awesome !
I have a question, can i use these for a professionnal work?

February 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShadow Knight

I've been looking for these for years! Thank you so much! I plan on using them for a project helping struggling teens.

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKlane

Nice - thanks!

February 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commentershelleyrae

these are awesome! Thank u sooooooo much!

February 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTany

Some of these patterns were used in the offices at hall-law-firm. The A&E firm was from Rochester and had discrimination tastes.

February 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTom Hale

Wonderful textures, thank you so much!

February 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVeevs

wow great textures, I've been looking for paper textures like these for a long time. Thanks!

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAaron Mustamaa

beautiful ( and so useful) thanks

March 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZoe

Wow. Thanks for much for taking the time to make these and freely sharing them with us. They're beautiful, kind of translucent...

March 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEsther

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.