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Grungy textured paper

I wanted to create some paper that could be used as collage material for mountains. I crunched up paper then did some rubbing over concrete with white pastel chalk.


Variations on a theme




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Some Backgrounds in Green

If you throw a bunch of Chinese fortune-cookie fortunes onto a Xerox machine, then airbrush the copy with a mixture of ink, paint and rubbing alcohol, then crumple the paper, then flatten it out, you end up with something like this below:








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Swirly prints

I made these pieces by dipping a large bolt in paint and rolling it around on the paper. I use this technique a lot. It makes the greatest random but regular patterns. Click on an image for a high res version.

textured handpainted paper

textured handpainted paper

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Speckled Paper

Green and Purple Paint-Speckled Paper

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Green and blue speckled paper


Purple and Blue speckled paper

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Handpainted Backgrounds

Free Handpainted Textured Backgrounds

Maybe when I’m feeling a little more creative, I’ll come back and rename these with better names, like Mango Smoothie and Cappuccino, but for now they’re unnamed.

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textured background

Handpainted background

Handpainted background

Handpainted textured background burnt orange

Handpainted background

Handpainted textured background salmon

Blue handpainted background

Green handpainted background

Light yellow-green handpainted background

Moss green handpainted background

Brownish-green handpainted background

Bright orange handpainted background

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