Playing with Texture

I started creating a textured background on a piece of card using coloured paper and paint. It included creating scratch marks, teared paper and some pieces ripped away.

Then scanning the texture into Photoshop I was able to have the freedom to play around with colours. I added some ink drawings against the texture experimenting with the blend modes and adding gradient layers.

I really liked the out come of this experiment. I love the colours, and the texture helps make the whole artwork stand out and interesting. With the hand drawn illustrations it gives it an overall feel of home made and original.