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This website has been set up by a professional artist to give you some ideas about painting texture. Many artists use texture under their paintings to create different effects and painting texture can be used under various different mediums.

Make Your Own Painting Texture

You can buy different types of painting texture from art suppliers or you can create your own painting texture – often at a much cheaper price than actually buying it off the shelf. You may need to go to slightly different shops to buy the ingredients to make up your painting texture but there are so many possibilities of what kind of effects that you can get when creating your own that it is worth experimenting.

This website will not only concentrate on painting texture for abstract acrylic paintings, which is what I specialise in, but also painting texture for other mediums, with details of what you can buy or make, how to apply it, how to paint over the texture and what effects you can get with different painting textures.

If you have your own ideas on creating your own painting textures then feel free to comment on any posts and add your own findings about how you have created texture on your paintings. You are also free to upload pictures of paintings that you have created with texture to build up a common library of textured painting images and share your work with the world.

So, you can either check out the articles that use different mediums to show how texture is created or take a look at general hints and tips for using painting texture.

To get straight in to making your own texture then check out this page.

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  1. I have just this morning found your site and I am thrilled with it. Hopefully you still have some of your silver/gold powder for sale. Although I am not in the UK I am quite willing to pay for the postage to Canada. Plse let me know at lhuot@ripnet.com

    Many thanks

      1. OK so I just looked on the list of restricted items and powder is included so I think it is not possible to send it there unfortunately. I had a quick look on Amazon and I wonder if it is similar to this one http://amzn.to/1Osf43u though.

        1. Although in hindsight I think you have your own Amazon site in Canada and that link goes to the US one but I’ll leave it in in case it’s of interest to anyone else!

  2. I’ve just recently begun exploring mixed media and have used tissue paper and other media but I’m wondering why I rarely see references to archival quality of the media?

    1. I wonder if it’s because a lot of the materials are experimental and also people haven’t really tested longevity. I guess also like myself many artists have sold all their older work and so don’t have work that is really old to see how it is lasting. I believe that if materials are well sealed with either paint or PVA then they should last a long time.

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  4. this website while it may be useful to many people has a very ‘strange’ feeling about it. It seems to hide behind too much anonymity and I feel there is not a ‘real practicing artist’ running this website. Who are you? Why no personal art website address? If I am wrong I apologise.

    1. Yes I think that one will be OK. Like you say I can only seem to find stuff that is called PVA Primer in the US. Otherwise you can use a white craft glue if it has any kind of vinyl content in it.

      1. Would Elmer’s glue work? Also, what kind of stucco do you use? Is it ready mixed? Would drywall joint compound be the same thing?
        Thanks,
        Loida

  5. Hi, I wonder if you could help me. I am looking for an artist in Ebru painting or Paper marbling, preferible a turkish artist to give a course for one month to a lady. The artist should be a female and it will be for 1 month.
    thank you and regards

    1. Hi Elena, I don’t know what Ebru painting is. The only Turkish artist I know in Dubai (assuming she is still there) is Ozden Cicek, if you google her you may be able to find out her contact info.

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    I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here regularly. I am quite sure I will learn lots of new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!

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