Thursday
Dec082011

18 Hand Stained & Colored Paper Textures

I've got a highly useful set of stained paper textures for you guys today. These were made by using a combination of watercolors and food coloring to stain the paper. I then pressed some of them onto a plate of dried paint to give them a more grungy, block-print feel. I've seen a lot of people using these types of textures lately in digital illustration. Using the textures as an overlay in photoshop helps provide a feeling of handmade artwork. I hope you guys find them useful!

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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18 Hand Stained & Colored Paper Textures

18 Hand Stained & Colored Paper Textures

18 Hand Stained & Colored Paper Textures

18 Hand Stained & Colored Paper Textures

18 Hand Stained & Colored Paper Textures

18 Hand Stained & Colored Paper Textures

18 Hand Stained & Colored Paper Textures

18 Hand Stained & Colored Paper Textures

18 Hand Stained & Colored Paper Textures

18 Hand Stained & Colored Paper Textures

18 Hand Stained & Colored Paper Textures

18 Hand Stained & Colored Paper Textures

18 Hand Stained & Colored Paper Textures

18 Hand Stained & Colored Paper Textures

18 Hand Stained & Colored Paper Textures

18 Hand Stained & Colored Paper Textures

18 Hand Stained & Colored Paper Textures

18 Hand Stained & Colored Paper Textures

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Reader Comments (17)

Awesome set! Great as always- thanks!!!
December 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjosh
Thank you *so* much, Caleb! Donation made - you are amazing to share your hard work so freely!
December 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Russo
Thank you for these, I've been using your textures a lot.
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterImre
Hi Caleb
Could you email me? I have a problem you can help with.
Thanks.
December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRoberta
Good textures, nice creative style which is very useful for using it in creative art. Thanks for sharing.
December 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter99designs reviews
Watercolor and food coloring? Hmmm interesting. Great collection and wow[!] we can easily download it!
Oh WOW!
You Create the Most Beautiful Textures/Colours/Backgrounds!
Thank You for Your Generosity!
January 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChris
Wow great Photoshop work., I like tall these amazing photo. Thanks
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPhotoshop
Awesome stains.
February 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKen
I think I'm in love with you ! Thank you SO MUCH, I can't believe I did not know you before this instant ! You are indeed very generous and these are all gorgeous. Many thanks, just donated.
February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNoemie
Hola muy buena pagina y estan superguay las textura
February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMagda
Thank you for being so generous with your creativity. So, so sweet~! Love them all!
February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarb
These are very beautiful hand-stained colored papers! Many art enthusiasts as well as those who are collectors will surely love this design. Shredded paper strips from <a href="http://www.shreddingdallas.com">Dallas shredding</a> (for example) are possible materials for this kind of paper. These are great for crafts and special usage such as invitations. Thanks for sharing.
March 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDallas shredding
Seriously man, you are what makes the design world a much better place. I wish there were more people like you. Thanks for all the textures. I donate all the time because frankly, you absolutely deserve it. This is by far my premier destination for all things textures. Keep up the incredible work man.
April 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFootthumb
Thanks !
July 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlaurie
this is wonderful! thank you so much and please keep up the good work :)
July 31, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterxercesblue
Man, these are awesome. Thanks so much! :)
August 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChelsea

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