Free colour textures: Pickwick Papers

The weather’s getting a bit Dickensian out there today. Not Bleak House level, but soggy and dreary and grey. So today’s free colour textures starts with Dickens, and indeed with grey – it’s a transparent overlay using some paper texture and some text from Dickens’s novel The Pickwick Papers.

But just plain grey isn’t Victorian enough, so let’s add a bit of brown behind it for a good vintage sepia.

Or a respectable muted olive green:

Or for something wildly fashionable, a bit of that nice Mr Perkin’s mauve:

And for a more space age take on the concept, here’s a solid grid of pearlescent transparent windows:

And here’s some special bonus fallen leaves, because it’s November and they’re beautiful. These ones are from a turkey oak, in Rykneld Rec in Derbyshire.

As always, click on the image for the high-resolution version. They’ll print out at 300 dpi at A4 size, and they’re Creative Commons licensed (CC:BY) which means that you can do whatever you like with them, but if you’re making money from it (commercial use) then you must acknowledge me as their creator.

And if you like these, please give a thought to becoming a patron via Patreon – even a few dollars a month helps to keep me out of the soggy, dreary, grey, and rainy weather!


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