Flypaper Textures

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Fly Muse 20 Launch

Click for a bigger view Our new first pack of the year the Fly Muse 20 pack of textures has been created to satisfy a demand for fans who have requested we bring out a smaller, cheaper pack who don’t want to spend as much $40 on a pack but still want our normal pro-sized […]


Edges 3 Launch

Click for a bigger view Need to add authentic age to Steampunk imagery or attain a fantasy Alice in Wonderland photographic look? Did you yearn for a natural large plate format photographic feel? Have you ever wanted natural un-contrived edges that are not the everyday humdrum TTV retro, but something a little bit special? Then […]


Tempest Painterly Launch

Click image for larger view. Nurtured through an el Nino’s stormy season, the wettest spring or autumn, depending on your hemisphere, in over 100 years and having a swirly, misty, almost tonal feel, we quickly fell upon the Tempest name for this set. So bring on the tempestuous Tempest Painterly Set with evermore brushstrokes, canvases […]


Fine Cracks Pack Launch

We’ve had a crazy time crackle glazing this summer and here with the autumnal fruits of our labours we’d like to present a first ever Fine Cracks Pack! This set was made following on from our Distressed Painterly set, a natural progression to more or less round off where we started, we wanted much finer, […]


Pastel Painterly Launch

  After many weeks slaving in the kitchen we finally have this summers new Pastel Painterly Textures in the bag to Launch! Their titles theme is possibly everybody’s favourite, herbs, spices and food, including edible flowers! And what a gorgeous summery painterly set we have, from cool forget-me-nots to Goldilocks who’s finding her Oatmeal textures […]


Paper Painterly Launch

Welcome to the launch of our first Textures pack in almost 10 months! This time the theme is Paper with Painterly; brush strokes that we thought looked like seascapes thus the names of oceans from around the globe were used to describe them. Our Painterly textures continue to be some of our best sellers, so […]


Pear tintype

  Another addition to my collection of pear photos.  They’re such photogenic fruit and especially this variety with its elongated shape, a Beurre Bosc in fact. The photo was taken with the lensbaby edge 80, a wonderful lens I must add! Perfect for still-lifes like this one and lensbaby shots have a natural affinity to […]


Owl Service

  Its like Christmas even in high summer when you come across an old image that’s worth processing! Happened to me here whilst going through old external hard drives. I shot this back in the winter of 2008/9, whilst exploring our local ancient graveyard in Beziers City center after first moving here from a nearby […]


Vintage Hydrangea

  I am enjoying the versatility of our new Flypaper metallics, I love the light metallic sheen that some of them give to photos depending on the blending mode and opacity of the texture layer, this adds a whole new dimension. In this shot of a single hydrangea floret on an old mirror, I combined […]


Tree Sunrise

  Recently Jill pointed out I’d not done a blog entry for months! So here it is, my mea culpa blog! But I must also quickly add that I’ve not been lying on my laurels, I’ve been doing loads backstage and this will shortly become evident with new flypaper projects that we’re not at liberty […]


The Swimmer

swimmer

  We are enjoying a lovely hot summer here in southern New Zealand, it makes a change from last year when it was often overcast and cool. It was an especially hot day yesterday and the beach was the place to be, like many New Zealand beaches especially on a week day this one was […]


Iridescent

  I love finding forgotten images in my archives, I turned this one up yesterday, I think the red background of the original had put me off processing earlier. The shell in the photo was found on a local beach, they’re tiny, only a centimetre or so across but can be found in great numbers […]


Bottles

  I hope you’re all enjoying the New French Receipt overlays as much as I am. Although they can probably be classed as a niche product they’re great for adding a little something extra to photos, you do need the right photo though and still lifes with a bit of negative space are perfect. As […]


Still Life Photography

  Several months ago our old friend Kevin from Flickr asked us if we would contribute to his new Ebook‘s chapter on Textures, naturally we were delighted as Kevin is now coincided to be one of the worlds best photographic still life artists with his complex multi layered historic story telling! We supplied one textured […]


Spoons

  One of my projects over on flickr is to take a photo a day,  and with the exception of a couple of missed days I think I’ve met the challenge. Some days it’s a bit of a struggle to think of something to take a photo of, but it’s amazing what you can find […]


Golden Daisies

Daisies After

  We hope you’re all enjoying the new August Painterly pack as much as we are? Feel free to post examples of your work on our Facebook page or in our Flickr Flypaper group, we love seeing what you’re doing with our textures, or tell us what you think under the blog posts, we love […]


Hydrangea

  Some more of my favourite climbing hydrangea which grows in our city’s Botanic Gardens just down the road. I do have a plant in my own garden but it’s only a baby and I’m waiting impatiently for it to grow….maybe next season I’ll have butterflies in my garden!


Artichokes

  After creating and blogging the original image and recipe several weeks ago, we teamed up with the famous US Artist and print technique innovator, Bonny Pierce Lhotka to host a small taster pack of her highly original textures. To try out Bonny’s Nature bits taster pack, I used my ready flypaper textured image, and […]


Old Glass

  Another from my “famous” basement with it’s lovely winter window light which is naturally diffused through a very grimy window (no one is allowed to clean it!).  The problem is the basement is unheated and in midwinter it’s freezing down there so I don’t visit as often I could in additon the light is […]


Lace

seed after

  I have been playing with textures from the Natural Bits Taster Pack, and  for me at least, I’ve discovered that they work better on darker  moody images, so I did some archive surfing and turned up this. It’s a seed from the Shoo Fly plant (Nicandra physalodes) which grows very readily in my garden […]


Riders

Horse riding after

  Yesterday afternoon I put the Lensbaby Edge 8o on the camera and went for a walk on a  beach little to the south of the city,  a cold front and rain was predicted so I went armed with a jacket only to find it surprisingly warm. The sky was dramatic though, you could see […]


Chocolate Easter Egg Grunge

Eggs

  Today we have a sweet treat to follow the Paul’s entrée of artichokes! I bought these little eggs especially for photographic purposes -as a popular advert here in New Zealand would say “Yeah Right!” I managed to resist temptation long enough to take photos of them. No fancy lights or lighting for me,  just […]


Hydrangea Blues

Paul always manages to write such interesting posts when he blogs, but with my flowers I struggle to think of anything to write, I’m just getting over a nasty bout of the flu at the moment which probably won’t help my blog writing. I especially like blue hydrangeas and have been trying without luck to […]


Chasing the wind

Its always nice to wake up and find another one of your babies gracing a published book cover! Here’s today’s, an American thriller, heavily textured with our flypaper painterly textures. Its just a preview copy as its not yet out, so I expect their colours will hopefully not be as muddled as this one with […]