The Barn at Possum Hill

The Barn at Possum Hill, originally uploaded by SkeletalMess.
A big thanks to Matthew for the kind use of his Barn at Possum Hill image.


Thistle, originally uploaded by SkeletalMess.
The finished product from the tutorial mentioned below.

Here's the links to the textures used in the tutorial.

Cover Texture Download

Difference Maker Download

Chaos 2 Download

Ghost 4 Download

GrungeBox 9 Download

Thistle Applying and Blending Tutorial Promo

It seems after posting my country charm artworks,I've gotten quite a few e-mails requesting a tutorial on how I apply and blend textures, while I have made a tutorial on the subject before,I decided to make a detailed and lengthy tutorial.
This tutorial took me the last two days to compose, hope it answers some questions and can be of some help.

Click the image to see links to parts 1 and 2.


Daisy Brand Seeds

Daisy Brand Seeds, originally uploaded by SkeletalMess.

Rustic Barn

Rustic Barn, originally uploaded by SkeletalMess.

Letting Loose .....

Letting Loose, originally uploaded by SkeletalMess.

Image textured effects were  created using the two textures posted below.
Originally the textures were to be for the cover of a book, a side project
but I thought I'd post them for others to use.  Careful, they're large files.

5 New VintageTextures

Faust ~ Download

A17 ~ Download

A14 ~ Download

A10 ~ Download

A1 ~ Download

Here's two examples using the textures in this set.
Image 1 seen below: Used the A10 texture, set at "Multiply" layer mode at 100%.

Image two seen below: Again using the A10 texture set at "Linear Light" layer mode at 84%.

Baby, It's You

A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born, originally uploaded by SkeletalMess.
Entry into the Pimp my Pixels edit group.
Thanks kindly to By Evy Photography for the wonderful baby image.

Blue Eyes

Blue Eyes, originally uploaded by SkeletalMess.
Kind thanks to CarolinaBird for the opportunity to edit Betty Davis Eyes at Pimp my Pixels.

What a cutie.