Friday, January 29, 2010

How to Digitally add Textural qualities to any photo using existing textures.

These are 8 evocative and Timeless Texture backgrounds for ACEO/ ATC Cards or Digital Collage that I first made in Photoshop to add an aged, ephemeral, or vintage quality to any photo.

Below is a simple mini-tutorial that shows how to easily apply existing textures over any photo to get interesting tinting, color, and textural effects.  This mini-tutorial was made using Photoshop but the same idea applies to software that incorporates the use of Blending Modes and Layers.

Below are 8 more original backgrounds made in Photoshop incorporating some geometric designs. 

The use of Timeless Vintage Textures is similar to the first tutorial posted above, but this one incorporates the use of Layer Masks in order to pin-point certain areas in the photo where you want to show the texture.

These textures and other digital paper designs are now available for sale for personal and commercial use at my Design Store for Arts & Crafts

Please stay tuned for more simple and artful Photoshop tutorials.
I hope it was useful to you. Thanks for visiting!


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Felted Flowers: Scrapbooking Embellishments

Introducing the multi-purpose Felted Flower scrapbooking Collection.

These original images are also ideal for personal digital scrapbooking or can be printed and easily cut with a pair of scissors to create beautiful decorative accents and embellishments for photo frames, journals, invitations, cards, and many other stand alone personal creative projects!

They can also be incorporated into mixed media collages, handmade jewelry, journaling, ATC and ACEO embellishments, decoupage, and anything your imagination can come up with!

Available from my Etsy store in 1 inch, 2 inch and 3 inch resizable transparent PNG format and standard JPEGs.  

Friday, January 1, 2010

Introducing Downloadable Printable Projects

This Customizable Butterfly Mandala Printable Project consists of 12 original designs to make one-of-a-kind 2-sided Gift Tags or Bookmarks.

You may print this creative project on your inkjet as many times as you need on a bright white card-stock or any kind of paper, cut it out, punch and add pretty ribbon or a tassel or maybe some ink or glitter!


1. Blank (so you can digitally add your own text and font).
2. Formatted with To: (front) & From: (back).
3. Any text you would like for me to add. (Max 15 characters).

To see other printable projects please visit  Gift Ideas / Printables section in my shop.