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Aged Vellum Map Base 2

Since I see this has been viewed & downloaded several times, with only a few faves, let's review, shall we? ;)

All stock posted by me is subject to my stock rules - PLEASE READ THEM before using my stock art. Thanks!

image/art/brushes copyright Justine Greene / Pixies 'n Pixels / Geek Gyrl Friday / Geeks Addiction

I needed an aged vellum-ish map base for a project I was designing. I wasn't happy with the stuff I was finding, when imported into InDesign, soooo.....I made my own. LOL I took pics of cheap, open weave un-dyed cloth, some crinkled note pages of beige paper stock then went to town, layering and shading them. I got the burned edge/hole effects by using a standard PS wet media brush, and I just played with the jitter and scatter, a lot. The vellum sheen was achieved using the plastic wrap filter in PS, believe it or not. LOL
I did one version with burned holes in addition to the edges, and one without the holes.

Here's the other one:

Feel free to use my stock, as long as you abide by my fairly simple, easy stock use rules.

4/23/11 edit:
first art using this stock, noted to me - it's lovely, so please stop by, fave her & show some love!

May 2011 edit:
Here's another wonderful piece, using my stock:

I love seeing the vastly different, but equally artistic ways in which people use the same piece of stock imagery. :D

June 2011:
Here's another really cool use of my stock:

This one is for a paranormal group, so check the 411 on this poster, if you're interested in their events, too :D

August 2011:
another very cool piece of art using my map stock - go take a look and fave it, too. :D
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DiardanRose's avatar
I used this on a fantasy book's map! Daughter of the Sun Map Thank you!
Pairaka's avatar
Thank you for making this available! It's a lovely piece of stock and just what I needed to for this piece: Illuminated C, aged version.
TriZiana's avatar
Used our stock here Thanks!! :hug:
confederate7kid's avatar
Great Job on both

I like to use them as a background on my desktop

Could you do a aged Parchment ??
SpookstressPrincess's avatar
Going to use here :iconxelosfantasia: ^_^
FreeMagicAdopts's avatar
I used it for my group application [link]
Nalonyda's avatar
Thesslian's avatar
I used this here: [link]
a-l-y-s-s-a-u-r-u-s's avatar
I used this here <3
FairyFindings's avatar
a-l-y-s-s-a-u-r-u-s's avatar
haha why thank you <3<3
Saltario's avatar
I used ur map here [link] . Thanks for creating this!
FairyFindings's avatar
very nice! I added it to my faves, and put a link on the actual page, too. Glad you found it useful. :D
ParaRealEvents's avatar
This has a great WWII military look to it and was just crying out to be a background for my latest poster [link]

Your hard work layering and shading is much appreciated!
FairyFindings's avatar
hi there!

I'm so glad you found my stock useful. I added the thumb link to the description, so people can see your poster, too.

I'm glad to let you use it, if you will do two things for me -
1) add the actual thumb link, in addition to the profile link, to the description, so people looking at your poster can easily find the stock if they want to use it, too - :thumb205876221:
2) somewhere on your group's official site, give a link back to my official site for graphic design work Pixies 'n Pixels [link] I'll even link to your group's page from my site, once you've done it, to show one more place where my work can be found, "in the real world" ~grin~
ParaRealEvents's avatar
Done & done (under ghost hunters/pre links) although I don't think I've done the thumbnail bit correctly
FairyFindings's avatar
thanks! happy haunting!
Lokissa's avatar
FairyFindings's avatar
I added the thumb link to the description, so peeps can see what someone else did with this piece. :D Just make sure you add the link to my profile/the stock to the description of your piece, per my stock rules. Thanks!
jo3s5i's avatar
i used this there [link] =)
FairyFindings's avatar
lovely name label :D thanks for thinking of my stock & crediting it :D
jo3s5i's avatar
thanks and.. you're welcome =)=)=)
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