January 23, 2018
  • How to get texture into your art.

Painting Texture

Using Masking Tape for Textured Patterns

Masking tape is a really useful tool in painting I find, whether you just create patterns and paint over it, mask off edges of the painting to frame it or maybe use texture. In the past I have created a few paintings that have had a specific part of the painting that has raised texture …

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10 Things You Can Add to Texture

This month I have had my studio open as part of the local open studios event and during that time I have been doing some demonstrations on some textured canvases. As part of these demonstrations I have been including some additional elements to the texture to demonstrate different techniques. So as well as just using texture …

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Textured Abstract Painting

OK so I was looking for a picture of a certain painting today and I came across another photograph of an old painting I did a couple of years ago that was one of my favourites, so I thought I would share it (especially after the last post was about one that I wasn’t really …

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Tissue Paper for Texture

If you want a quick and easy way to add texture to your paintings then you can use tissue (the type you blow your nose on!) or tissue paper. ideally you would use PVA to apply the tissue to the canvas but if you don’t have any then you can just use acrylic paint. Either …

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Great Texture Additive!

So I had some lessons a number of year ago from an abstract artist who also used a lot of texture in his paintings. I was already working as an abstract artist at that point in time but I always think that you can learn plenty of new tips and tricks from other artists on …

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Decorator’s Caulk for Paintings

A few years ago I picked up some tubes of squeezable decorators caulk to try out on creating some shapes and lines on some paintings. They turned out quite well and it is really easy to use. It is quite a flexible substance so it works well on canvas and it is easy to apply. …

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Using Tile Adhesive for Texture

So someone recently asked me if you could use tile adhesive in a texture mix instead of the stucco that I usually use. Well I had to say that I did not know if tile adhesive would work as a painting base as I had never tried it. I had tried plenty of powder based …

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Using Tissue in Paintings

Another item that I use to make texture in paintings is just plain tissue. I’m talking about the tissues you use to blow your nose on but you can use any other type of tissue really.

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Really Thick Painting Texture

Check out the section on this website about how to create really thick painting texture – you can create great affects by using a kind of plaster base and mixing it with a plastic adhesive such as PVA, to give it some elasticity. There are a few options that you can use for the plaster …

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PVA Quality

[ad name=”Ad – Small Banner”] So I was at an exhibition at the weekend and I was warned by a fellow artist about the quality of some PVA and that it can deteriorate over time. I think though that she was using it neat and the risk was with it yellowing over time but as …

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