Digital collage experiments

I’ve been drawing, painting, tearing and scanning a variety of textures to experiment doing some digital collage.

Preparation materials for digital collage experiments - Quirky Mundo
Preparation materials for digital collage experiments – Quirky Mundo

I spent quite a long time retouching the scan of the torn paper strips and now I’m layering and arranging them into colourful collage textures like this:

Magenta torn paper striped collage - Quirky Mundo
Magenta torn paper striped collage – Quirky Mundo

I’m looking forward to experimenting with some more varied colour combinations now I’ve thoroughly explored the monochrome palette options. There will be for sale within my stock image offerings asap.

 

Arty background textures

I’ve been trying to use a variety of media to produce my background textures. I love the effect I can get if I scan pencil lines at very high resolutions. I produced two simple striped textures, one in pencil and one inverted to look like chalk lines on a blackboard. These are for sale in my image collection on Shutterstock.

Background texture featuring horizontal pencil lines - Quirky Mundo
Background texture featuring horizontal pencil lines – Quirky Mundo
Background texture featuring horizontal faux chalk lines - Quirky Mundo
Background texture featuring horizontal faux chalk lines – Quirky Mundo

Printable craft papers

I opened an etsy shop to sell my patterns as printable craft papers. It’s a surprisingly time consuming process but I figure once each listing is up there it’s done and can be used as many times as I want in the future. Here’s an example:

Printable craft papers full set preview - Quirky Mundo
Printable craft papers full set preview – Quirky Mundo
Concentric Polka printable papers first 4 colours - Quirky Mundo
Concentric Polka printable papers first 4 colours – Quirky Mundo
Concentric Polka printable papers second 4 colours - Quirky Mundo
Concentric Polka printable papers second 4 colours – Quirky Mundo
Concentric Polka printable papers third 4 colours - Quirky Mundo
Concentric Polka printable papers third 4 colours – Quirky Mundo

I’ve had no sales so far but then I’ve done zero promotion. I’m looking into setting up the usual suspect social media stuff for Quirky Mundo to see if I can drive some more traffic to my selling sites.