My background is in fine art, not computer design. I’ve been frustrated by the digital, screen-based presentation of web sites. I want to get my hands dirty. I want to scrape, scratch, paint, and draw. My attempts at reproducing texture on web sites has been spotty. I wrote about my desire to integrate art techniques into web design a year ago on my personal site, www.tdrake.net.
Design Meltdown has a great post and folowing tutorial about spray paint texture and how to use it in your web design. It would be interesting to use this technique with alpha transparency to give your site a new dimension.