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!

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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

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Reader Comments (63)

Really lovely textures!!! Thank you so much!

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercinmcw

Thanks heaps for the great textures. I really appreciate all the hard work.

March 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkelly

Absolutely awesome. Thank you so much

March 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDi @ Legacy4Life

hey, thanks so much for all the great stuff on your blog. I'm excited to down load these and use them.

thanks again!


March 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDallin


April 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDJ

Thank you thank you thank you...these textures are GLORIOUS!!! I'm so glad I found your site! I followed a link in the DST Insider zine...its a dig scrapbooking thing that I usually only grab for the coupons. They have a fabulous tutorial in the April 2010 free mag on aging photos with a link to your site. What a godsend you are! I'd donate right now, but I'm on tichy disability pension. I'll be back though, will donate asap and will refer tons of people!!!

Here's the free zine I found you in...just on teensy chance you don't already know about it and would like to see.
http://www.digishoptalk.com/index.php?categoryid=11 and you're on page 23

Big thanks for your generosity!
[email protected]

April 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterorachel

Its a great one man... How its possible to create like this. I am a designer already, but amazing about it...

paper baking molds...

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSugumar Nigam

Really appreciate the free resource. Thanks so much for sharing.

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

These are absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

April 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSoumya

you are the BEST! thank you!

April 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLivE

I love you!!! I've been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks for all you do!!!


April 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbslaybaugh

whoa, these are great! Gunhild (http://www.storeide.se/gunhild/) sent me here and I'm glad she did!

April 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSATW

Brilliant..! Thanks for these, you've made my day! I hope the hits are earning you something spendable...

May 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTim

This is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

May 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarianne LoMonaco

Gorgeous! Thank you! :)

May 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSue

Absolutely love these, thank you very much for sharing them!

May 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen Oliver

Just wanted to let you know that there are blocks of sections on your site that can't be read. I could tell in a few places that it looked like there were letters in the background. When I "selected" the area, it highlighted the hidden letters. You might consider changing the color of those texts. One of the places I found was just above where you can contribute to PayPal if you like. You could be missing out on a lot of donations because you can't see the information asking for them. Also wanted to let you know that I tweeted your site. Thanks for sharing your work. I have a Zazzle store and plan to use some of the backgrounds in my work. Appreciate all your efforts.

Tried to send this message via your contact, but it wouldn't go through.


Read more: http://lostandtaken.com/contact/#ixzz0pCIUsYSZ

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn

Awesome site and textures!! Thanks so much!

May 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

WOW. THIS IS AWSOM! thank you!

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDarija

Your eye is incredible, thank you!

June 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergemscribe

Beautiful!!!! Thank you

July 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZeeke

Your textures are exquisite, thank you so much. You have saved me so much time and trouble you are my hero!

August 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTricia Santarpio

You are very kind! I hope The GREAT Father blessing you and your family! These packet is perfect. Thank you!

August 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTata

These are great. Here is a link to something I created with one of these textures


Follow my blog and let me know what you think!

August 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichael Murdock
November 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMadina

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