Today I’m going to take a look at two of our recent background paper packs.
Although the preview images are displayed in a different order for each one, you can probably see they’re closely related to one another.
The first blue papers were the originals, based on beautiful abstract watercolour paintings by Julie Merrett. Although they’re generally shades of blue, they do include one paper with some delightful reds, oranges and yellows.
In addition, a few of the textured paintings were in black and white, and I created the blue tint by colorising the background using Photoshop, before making other adjustments.
Once happy with the blue backgrounds, I created the derivative purple backgrounds. It’s not as simple as shifting the colours from blue to purple — although this works for some backgrounds, others don’t work at all. In particular, I decided to remove the additional colours from the blue background mentioned above, as they translated to some quite garish colours when the colour palettes were changed.
Several of the purple backgrounds had their saturation levels altered. This shows that merely changing the colour from one to another doesn’t always produce the desired results, with further visual processing required before the piece is complete.
And there you have it: two distinct but related items. I love the blues and purples here, and as with all background papers, they’re so versatile either as-is, or cut/layered with other elements.
Available in our Etsy shop. We’d love to see what creations you make with them.