The Complete Inspirational Textures and Elements Collection

Posted on September 24, 2020 by Leslie Nicole | 7 Comments

It's Here! Premiering exclusively on Design Cuts! This is months and months of work with hundreds of complementary textures and elements!  Grab it Here.

The Complete Inspirational Textures and Elements Collection

P.S. After the premiere on Design Cuts, the collection will be available here on French Kiss Collections.

This collection was created in partnership with Design Cuts. I worked closely with Matt Slightam the Creative Director and Co-Founder - a great experience!

Say hello to the Complete Inspirational Textures and Elements Collection! A unique selection of authentic resources to create beautiful designs, enhance your photography, or use for scrapbooking!

Complete Inspirational Textures and Elements Collection.

I’m so excited to share with you my essential collection of textures and elements! That beyond being an awesome array of assets (which it is!), also represents my own unique approach to creating layered designs with depth and impact.

After over five months of intensive work painting, spraying, scanning and retouching - it’s here!

4 unique texture collections in the Complete Inspirational Texture and Elements Collection.

You get these 8 different element groups which harmonize with the textures. Imagine the possibilities!

8 element collections of overlays, vintage French ephemera, patterns, ornaments, masks and more.

What's Included

Hundreds of assets plus carefully edited bonus variations. (I didn't even include the bonus variations in the counts below!) All textures are a whopping 5286 x 7400 pixels! Maybe you have a recent DSLR and can’t find textures large enough or you just want to design big - either way, this collection has some of the largest textures and elements available on the market.

  • 4 unique texture collections. Bliss, Bloom, Bohème, and Magpie. (93 Textures)  JPEG
  • 96 Vintage French Ephemera and Overlays. JPEG,  PNG & ABR
  • 18 Vintage Ornamental Flourishes & Shapes. PNG, TIFF, ABR, EPS, CSH
  • 3 Vintage Flourished Frames. PNG, EPS
  • 12 Pattern Overlays. PNG (+ 1 JPEG)
  • 29  Clipping Masks. PNG
  • 5 Vintage Embellished Clipping Masks. PNG
  • 15 Edge Overlays. PNG & JPEG
  • 12 Grunge Overlays. PNG
  • 14 Acrylic Spatter B&W Overlays. + 1 Color PNG
  • 24 Watercolor Spatter Overlays. Orignal color & grayscale. PNG & JPEG
  • 1 Layered Design Example File. TIFF
  • Tutorials and links to posts and videos. (Watch for webinars!)

The Details

Have a look at all the goodies and inspirations! This collection was made with maximum versatility in mind so the possibilities are endless!

Bliss Watercolor Texture Collection

Bliss Textures are created from original, hand-painted and sprayed watercolors and dyes. The colors are fresh and bold but when changed to monochromatic also become wonderful backgrounds or the base of a design.

Bliss, watercolor extra large gorgeous textures with extended license.

Bliss, watercolor extra-large beautiful extended license textures.

Bliss, watercolor extra-large beautiful extended license textures details.

Design Using Bliss Textures

I created the following photographic art using 2 watercolor textures from the Bliss collection as well as other elements from the collection: watercolor spatter, a pattern overlay, an embellished clipping mask, vintage French script, vintage illustrations, and watercolor spatter. I'll be doing a live demonstration with Design Cuts October 9th! (Link to come.) Perfume bottle and packaging design mockup using the Complete Inspirational Textures and Elements Collection.

Photographic Art by Leslie Nicole using the Complete Inspirational Textures and Elements Collection.

Candle and shopping bag packaging design mockups using the Complete Inspirational Textures and Elements Collection.

Photographic Art

This peony photograph also uses a watercolor texture from the Bliss collection that already has vintage French Script added. I also added one of the vintage flourishes.

Watercolor texture with peonies using the Complete Inspirational Textures and Elements Collection.

Watercolor Spatter Overlays

24 watercolor spatters and splats overlays. These are fantastic for adding another layer of detail to a design or photographic art, or use to enhance a photograph, or even use alone to embellish an invitation or logo!
All have 3 versions:

  1. The original color in flat jpeg format. Best format when used as a background or with multiply blend mode.
  2. The original color with transparent background. This format isn’t often available with watercolor spatter as it’s tricky to do, but when you use fine art watercolors with beautiful colors there is no substitute! Use this format when you want to place over a color background or want to change the blend mode to overlay or another subtractive blend mode.
  3. The B&W transparent overlay versions. A lovely, more subtle format for adding detail.

Watercolor spatter overlays from the Complete Inspirational Textures and Elements Collection.

Photograph of tulips using watercolor spatter overlays from the Complete Inspirational Textures and Elements Collection.

Bloom Painted Texture Collection

Bloom Textures are all hand-painted using fine acrylics on either canvas or fine art papers. The original colors are as vibrant as a Summer garden, but as shown with some of the included monochromatic variations, they become a fantastic base for a design. Convert to grayscale to add luscious paint texture to your photographs!

Bloom Painted Texture Collection from the Complete Inspirational Textures and Elements Collection.

Bloom Painted Texture Collection from the Complete Inspirational Textures and Elements Collection.

Details from the Bloom painted texture collection in the Complete Inspirational Textures and Elements Collection.

Acrylic Spatter Overlays

Acrylic spatter has a different feel to watercolor. It’s more opaque and you can get more of a dribble quality (think Jackson Pollack.) These are great both with using with the Bloom textures for extra dimension or as design elements.

Acrylic spatter overlays from the Complete Inspirational Textures and Elements Collection.

Textured photograph of lilies using a painted texture and acrylic spatter ovearlays.

Magpie Eclectic Essentials Texture Collection

Magpie is an eclectic collection of essential natural and created textures that are wonderful as backgrounds or as a base to your designs. Textures include vintage papers, stone walls, grungy canvas, crackled paint, vintage glass negative emulsion, and rubbed pastel.

Magpie eclectic essential extra-large extended license textures.

Details from the Magpie eclectic essentials textures. Extra-large extended license.

Mask it! Clipping Masks

Clipping masks are not only terrific for using with your photographs, they can also become a dynamic part of a design. There are also 5 embellished masks with yummy vintage details! I’ve included links to tutorials on using masks.

Mask It! Clipping masks for photographs or designs. Extra-large, extended license.

Get An Edge! Overlays

Edge overlays are such a fantastic way to add instant drama, depth, and focus to your designs or photographs. I’ve included a range of options that can be used subtly or as design elements.

Get An Edge! edge overlays 5286 x 7400 pixels, extended license. Part of the Complete Inspirational Textures and Elements Collection.

Grunge Overlays

Grunge overlays are valuable additions to your designs or even creating textures! Tutorials are included for changing the color of the overlays.

Grunge overlays, part of the Complete Inspirational Textures and Elements Collection.

Bohème Texture Collection

Bohème features chic fusions from textures and elements in the collection. Textures are mixed and touches of vintage, ornaments, spatter, patterns, and grunge layered to create rich backgrounds. Let them inspire you to create your own mixes!

Boheme chic fusions texture collection with vintage elements. Extra-large, Extended license.

Details from the Boheme chic fusions texture collection with vintage elements. Extra-large, Extended license.

Oh, So Vintage!

Are you a vintage lover like me? I’ve include a wide range of vintage French graphics all from my private collection of original ephemera. Many of the papers and overlays are super-sized and all elements are at least 2x larger than the originals. Included are vintage French script, badges, illustrations, and decorative elements.

Oh, So Vintage! Vintage French ephemera and overlays. Script, illustrations and decorative elments.

Mix things up to create original designs! Textures, overlays, ephemera...

Travel notebook design created with textures and elements from the Complete Inspirational Textures and Elements Collection.

More from the Oh, So Vintage Collection

Oh, So Vintage! Vintage French ephemera and overlays. Script, illustrations and decorative elments. 2nd section.

Another example showing a combination of textures and elements from the collection.

Tee-shirt design using textures and elements from the Complete Inspirational Textures and Elements Collection.

More from the Oh, So Vintage! Collection

Oh, So Vintage! Vintage French ephemera and overlays. Script, illustrations and decorative elments. Section 3

A detail from a texture in the Bohème collection showing the use of the Oh, So Vintage! overlays, plus a pattern overlay.

A vintage French detail from a texture in the Bohème collection.

Vintage Ornamentals

Vintage flourishes and decorative shapes have been converted to vector and saved in several formats for maximum convenience. Vector and shape versions allow for large upscaling. Also provided as .png overlays and Photoshop brushes.

Vintage Ornamentals flourishes and florals overlays, vector, and brushes.

3 vintage frames or borders 5286 x 7400 pixels in overlay or vector format. Colors easily changed.

Large vintage flourish frames or border overlays and vector graphics.

Pattern Overlays

A touch of pattern adds so much interest to a design! Included are iconic favourites like stripes, diamonds, chevron, quatrefoil, and trellis as well as a hand-drawn motif. All are PNG overlays sized perfectly for the textures in the collection.

Pattern overlays in the Complete Inspirational Textures and Elements Collection.

Layered Tiff Example File

I’ve included a layered file for you to get a peek at  how to use the spatter, overlays and other elements. Watch for a tutorial with video coming soon!

A layered tiff file showing how to use the Complete Inspirational Textures and Elements Collection.

Below is my design using photographs of flowers from my garden (with Nik and Topaz Labs filters) plus the layered example file in the collection.

Photographic design on a dress mockup using the example layered file in the Complete Inspirational Textures and Elements Collection.

Get it on Design Cuts

Exclusively on Design Cuts during the premiere. This is months and months of work with hundreds of complementary textures and elements!

The Complete Inspirational Textures and Elements Collection

After the premiere on Design Cuts, the collection will be available here as well.

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7 Responses

Bill Johnson
Bill Johnson

October 22, 2020

Thanks, Leslie. I am looking forward to playing with the offerings in my new purchase.

Leslie Nicole
Leslie Nicole

October 05, 2020

Hi Martin, while there is no way right now to selectively buy, I’d say snatch it up at the introductory price of $19. Even without all the element collections there are 4 texture collections. It may be that down the line we make some of these collection available individually, but I’m not sure when that will be and most likely even 1 texture collection would be close to $19 of not more.

Rosa
Rosa

October 05, 2020

Oooh! Cannot wait to have this beautiful collection in my library, Leslie! Stunning work!

Mary
Mary

October 05, 2020

I can wait! Wonderful !!

Martin Schwartz
Martin Schwartz

October 05, 2020

Most of the items would not be of use to me, is there any way to be selective in what I buy.

Leslie Nicole
Leslie Nicole

September 25, 2020

Thank you, Matt! I learned so much and I’m really happy how much it stretched my comfort zone on the previews. For anyone reading these comments that has a digital product for sale (or any product!), I highly recommend checking out Design Cuts Product Academy.

Matt Slightam
Matt Slightam

September 25, 2020

It was absolutely my pleasure to help with the creation of the product – I’m hugely proud of the final outcome :) It was a great experience to work with you too Leslie, you’re so talented! :D

I hope designers out there get as much pleasure creating with it, as I got from its creation process – I can’t wait to show it to our community at Design Cuts!

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