Thursday, November 5, 2015

TREASURED TEXTURE TECHNIQUES

FIVE FABULOUS WAYS TO ADD DIMENSION &
INTEREST TO YOUR MIXED MEDIA WORK
The first example depicts fabric folds collaged onto a sturdy support. When the adhesive (acrylic medium) was dry, painting over the rhythmic folds was easy.
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Tactile! The ridges really stand out.
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I painted & stamped the bubble wrap first, then squiggled.
Secondly, texture achieved with dimensional paint writers. Let yourself
go and have fun with these.
 
 Next up, a textural method using a stucco-like medium. I pressed mesh into it while it was still moist and let it dry that way. Then I peeled off the mesh and painted, washing a dark, thinned color into the crevices.
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Like many of the paste mediums, stucco is very absorbent.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Modeling paste
was mixed with acrylics in the example below.
Not pretty, I know, but it could be painted to look more appealing when dry.
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I used a stiff square of matboard to scrape.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For our final textural method, below,
I used a chiffon scarf (found at a thrift shop). A heat gun shrivels, puckers, and generally makes the fabric very cool! (Hot but cool.)
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This photo is before painting!
I hope these ideas spark more creativity in YOU! Tip: Try the one that gets you the most excited...your finished piece will surely be a stunner. 
 





3 comments:

  1. Great ideas. I particularly like the last one.

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    1. Thanks, cat...you're a good friend to comment.
      Paula

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  2. What nice ideas to get TEXTURE!
    The stucco looks very cool...Thanks for sharing, Paula.

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