For my textures I used Dr. Ph Martins Hydrus and Sennelier half pans. I made a bunch of circles.
Below are the Dr. Ph Martins.
Below here are the Sennelier.
I selected one of the swashy textures from each set to work with. I haven't played with any of the circles yet. There are so many, I think I may have overwhelmed myself. :P
Below are the cleaned up and adjusted textures. Hydrus above, Sennelier below.
I did a bad job cleaning up the pink texture. I'll go back in and clean it up when I've got some more time. I just avoided using that side of the texture for the rest of the project.
First up is the seamless pattern. I just recently started getting into patterns, and the seamless repeat of the texture is really nice.
Next up is the clipping mask version. I like this one better. It might be the paper texture, which I can probably get from the seamless if I make the pattern larger, but I like how this one is obviously not a pattern.
And last is as a background texture.
These came out nice. The process was easy to follow and the end result is very versatile. I hope to work with this some more. I hate working digitally so much, but there were enough hand-crafted elements of this project to keep me interested. ;) Thanks!