Lino printed texture pack

I love the unpredictability of printmaking using lino sheets. Simple variations in ink density, pressure and paper texture provide a wonderful variety of results. This is a small sample of the numerous sheets I printed to produce this versatile texture pack.

Photo of printed lino sheets

After scanning the printed sheets I kept any tidying and retouching to a minimum to preserve the authentic ‘physical’ texture. Finally, I converted the scanned images to a series of forty eight black and white vector files.

The textures included in the pack range from dark and intense to light and subtle and are printed on a mixture of bristol board, cartridge and watercolour papers. The following thumbnails demonstrate the full range.

To make it easy to choose the perfect image for your project all thumbnails and file names have been compiled into an at-a-glance visual reference sheet.

The following images show close-up details of a selection of the textures included in the pack.

These lino printed texture files have a wide variety of potential creative uses. They are a perfect way to quickly create faux printing effects in your illustrations or graphic designs.

They are also great for creating grungy distressed effects in your graphics or photographs.

The textures also make great abstract backgrounds.

Easily bring organic physical textures into your digital work while saving yourself the time, mess and inconvenience of printmaking. Open an array of new creative possibilities with this print themed vector texture pack.

Tasty textures

As part of my stock selling mission I’ve decided to include textures in my portfolio. I have a long habit of scanning anything I think might make an interesting texture and then tinkering with it in Photoshop. This week I have mostly been making two toned lino textures.

I have made these for sale on Shutterstock and the red one has already had some downloads which is an exciting start. More textures to come soon…

Coloured lino print background textures
Coloured lino print background textures

Inverted

Here’s an inverted version of the lino textured concentric circle pattern.

Lino rings turquoise inverted
Lino rings turquoise inverted

It’s my definition of inverted because the white on blue version came first but it could be  argued that this is the positive version really.

I do love the scanned lino print texture. I sat and printed multiple versions of an uncut A4 lino sheet to get an authentic and convincing effect.

Fabric design – Lino rings turquoise

I’ve had a blogging hiatus but definitely not a creative one. The last few months I’ve been mainly focusing on pattern designs. I’ve opened a shop on Spoonflower with my first ten uploaded designs at https://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/quirkymundo

Lino textured concentric circle pattern design in blue and white
Lino textured concentric circle pattern design in blue and white

It’s what happens when you cross a vector pattern with a scanned lino print texture and a nice blue colour.

Lino circles pattern design elements
Lino circles pattern design elements