Am I glad the days of the plastic grocery bads are soon over. Beyond their obvious environmental impact, they simply don’t have that warm, “small shop” vibe to them.
Brown paper bags seem to be their replacement. While they might look the same, they definitely aren’t. The cool thing with paper-based products is that even an industrial manufacturing process doesn’t guarantee a 100% consistency. Especially when it’s for something cheap and made to be thrown away like a paper bag. As a result, each and every brown paper bag out there has a special texture, grain orientation, and feel to it. Add to that that when stored they rarely get folded at the same exact spot, and you have a recipe for a very ambitious collection.
I actually have a stack of these laying at home. I simply decided to scan as many bits and pieces of them as possible. The result is a collection of 3 texture packs, each featuring 15 textures scanned at at least 600 ppi.
This specific pack has been scanned in with the following output: 5,090×7,000 pixels @ up to 1,400 ppi. It features 15 textures of brown paper, with each their own creases, crumple patterns, and grime (stains, etc.).