Monday, September 19, 2011

Hexagon digital paper template & hex. paper freebies

edited to add:
I'm SO sorry. It turns out that
these papers are 72dpi, so they are probably
only good for online use or printing very small.
Sorry. I am working on new and improved 350dpi
resolution ones to share, soon.

free hexagon pattern

The file is sized to be 12.5 inches
in case you want to make a digital scrapbook paper:

Click this link to go download the PNG
Download the JPG here

Here's one sized to fit a standard sheet of cardstock
8-1/2" x 11":

Click this link to go download the PNG
Download the JPG here

fill this template with pattern:

Just open it in Photoshop or similar software,
and fill the hexagons with pattern or photographs.

I prefer to work in large scale so I make it HUGE first 8000px square
so that patterns will fit nicely in Photoshop.

To print it I use the % option in photoshop.
And print that size at 9% or less.

If you would like a Photoshop tutorial on
how to fill with pattern, please see this post:

How to make custom patterns &
use them to fill images:

And here are some free papers, you can use them however you
like, just please don't sell them as any kind of digital file.

Pencil Damask:

If you're selling something handmade, feel free to use them.

If you're giving something away for free, feel free to use them
as a digital element however you would like.
Please link back here so I can visit you!

Hope everything works okay.
(Blogger has completely messed up how you view photos! boo hiss!
Please put it back Blogger; the slideshow option is a miss.)

Hope you have fun with these!

P.S. I'm working on a hexagon paper with ledgers in it; any other ideas you'd like to see? :o)


Carole M. said...

thanks for sharing Mel; this looks like a fun project and I like your examples. I really like the leaf pattern in the Halloween hex., is it available somewhere to download?

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

Sweet! Thanks for sharing these fabby papers! I'm going to have to play with these this weekend!

lilscrappers said...

OH Mel, these are perfect for the stamp I just got. I can't wait to get a chance to play :) So glad you are back in blogland, its good to see you on again!

Lisa R. said...

Fun print! TFS

Rufus said...

Thanks for sharing! Hope that Mr. Migraine suffers a quick death!

paperpapier said...

thank you so much for the hexagonal template. love playing around with it! I am still learning how to fill up the colour in the hexagonal line area though.
Glad you are back in the blog land but hope you do take care of yourself.
warm hugs,

Esther said...

Thanks so much for sharing your talent Mel! You are awesome!

Loopylou. said...

Oh mel, I cannot twll you how much i love coming to your bloggy, you always have something totaaly awesome on it.
Thank you so much for the halloween hex paper, wow i love it!!!!cant wait to use it with spooky time coming up!!
huge hugs and more thank you's
Lou xxx

Erum Tasneem said...

haha fine print eh? no seriously there are LOTS of free digi papers out there hun and you can create an EXCELLENT layout. Thank you for the freebies. I will link you up as soon as I use em.

Rosie said...

Mel, thanks so much for sharing! I hope your migraine goes away quick. On the last Halloween download - 8.5"x11", I couldn't download it from Acrobat... but thanks for the others - and I think your tutorials are fab! xoxoxo

Foxycrafts said...

These are brilliant. Love them.
Thanks for sharing.

Love Joan xx

Vee said...

Thanks for the paper, especially the halloween one - it's just great. Hope your head feels better soon.
Vee xx

Sylvie said...

Thank you so much Mel, I am sure I will be able to play with this fab image overlay. Love your blog.
Sylvie xx

Sylvie said...

Me again.. Mel, you really should write a book.. you have so much on your would make a fab book.
Sylvie x

Meg@MegaCrafty said...

Nice pattern template!

Dawn said...

such a cool idea! you're just so schmart!!!

so far total of 18 qts spaghetti sauce and I've lost track of just canned tomatoes! yum!

Cleah said...

These are cool designer papers! thank you so much for sharing...

Michelle Quinno said...

Wow, you are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing!

Michelle Quinno said...

p.s. Hope you feel better by now!

Aimeslee Winans said...

This is beyond awesome, BIG thanks! xoxo, Aimeslee

Ruth S said...

Thanks for the downloads Mel - awesome! I can't wait to use these trendy-wendy hexs in my crafting ;)
I'm going to practice making a cute flowery design to look like a grandmother's garden quilt!

jill said...

ty - brilliant!

i would love to see hexagons with map images or natural history images...

Janka said...

Thanks for sharing :)

Minyu said...

Thank you so much!