Can you guess what happens if you take a large sheet of paper, a packet of hot-pink Holi powder, a camera and a furry four-legged ‘supervisor’?
Things quickly get messy as I start chucking powder around and my cat fortunately loses interest.
But the mess is worth it as the results get interesting.
I gradually added powder, starting with a light sprinkle, progressing to a heavy, textured layer of almost full paper coverage. I took photographs throughout the experiment and the end result is this set of twenty seven black and white powder vector textures.
The following thumbnails show the full range of included images.
Here are close-up detail views of a selection of the textures.
All thumbnails and file names have been collated into a handy visual reference sheet to enable convenient image selection.
Add irregular, organic texture effects to flat colour graphics and illustrations.
You could experiment with layering, changing blending modes or using colour and gradient fills to produce complex and colourful backgrounds.
Create eye catching abstract backgrounds for use on product packaging.
I hope my few examples give you a taste of the creative possibilities offered by these unusual textures. They’re easy to use and ready to go, with no mess and zero powdery cleanup required.