Tombstone Etching Textures

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Here's something a little different. I'm a frequent visitor of local graveyards, sounds creepy but I find it very interesting. Viewing the dates on the aged and worn stones, not to mention making etches from the stones is pretty cool. Tombstone Etching Textures consists of ten different tombstone textures, each measuring 2592 X 1952 pixels in size. As always, I hope they can be of some small use.  Peace



Here’s a sample of what’s in the zipped pack
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Download The Zipped Set Here:

18 comments:

hootnonny said...

These are so cool. I too love to visit grave yards and look at the tombstones. Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie said...

Hey Jerry - these are great. I was surprised to see the first one is the family name of my grandmother 'Hubbard'. I have a huge family tree of the Hubbards throughout N.America and will check to see if this Charles is listed on it. Thanks!

Dee said...

How cool! I LOVE tombstone etchings - thank you sooooo much, Jerry!!

windrock studio said...

Thanks again, Jerry. I like hanging out in graveyards, too, so not as weird as I thought, huh?
Susan

Liz said...

I too love old tombstones. Thanks so much for sharing these. Years ago, I took a calligraphy course with a guy who hand-carved tombstones for certain people. "Stonecarving teaches brevity," he said, explaining that it took about an hour to carve each letter.

Carola Bartz said...

This is stunningly beautiful! I can't wait to play around. Thank you!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [24 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

From fellow graveyard stalker... thanks.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely cool! I love visiting graveyards too but mostly I take pictures of the statues, angels, vaults and stuff. Never tried textures... But it´s a great idea.
Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

These are wonderful. Jerry, if you haven't already, you should try posting/sending these to a local genealogy website. Cemeteries can provide many answers for those who are searching.

melliel said...

Great! Love the etching. As a genealogy nut I can tell you there is nothing creepy about this. Each one is a brief history lesson. Thanks for sharing.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 6 post on Feb. 24, 2011. Thanks again.

charlottes web said...

That is a really good idea for textures! Thanks for sharing.

Leah C said...

Very cool textures! Cemeteries are so peaceful and full of history:)

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Karen said...

Wow, these are fantastic! I love old tombstones as well. Here in New England, there are lots. I love some of the graphics that were common, like the skulls with angel wings, or weeping willow trees...most modern gravestones are so dull by comparison.

Thank you for sharing!!!

abby jenkins said...

I love old tombstones, they were such a beautiful and loving tribute to those they revered. I've told my husband I want him to use my marble pastry board (do you know what those thieves charge these days for tombstones!?) and have it hand engraved with lots of flourishes and a big yellow-ware bowl on top. (my married name is Boal and I am a prop stylist with a yellow ware bowl obsession)..."she did dishes" would pretty much sum it all up!

Can't wait to check out your blog. Have a lovely weekend!

Gale Wall said...

How great that while looking for textures to use [to learn PSE 8] I would find a link to you and find this post. I've been photographing cemeteries for preservation since 2004. Stop by and see me.

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