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Today I test out some ONE STEP crackle finishes. One of them was supposed to be one step but actually was a 2 step when it arrived at my house, so I tested that too – but it is not my favourite


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Salt provides a variety of unpredictable texturizing results depending on the size and spread of the grains and adds a crystallization that is incredibly effective at evoking ice and snow.

Frozen watercolour sounds like the most badass texture of them all. It’s not. It’s the biggest disappointment of my LIFE.

Today we take a walk down the wild side and texture acrylics with blowing bubbles. CRAZY.

This is part II of the illustrious “dish soap” investigation into watercolour texture.

More textured watercolour with household items. Experiment and spark ideas with dish soap!

MOAR TEXTURE coming your way!! If you saw the rice paper texture demo, this is it’s flashier cousin, Plastic Wrap. Between the two, I preferred the plastic wrap. Because it’s not absorbent, the plastic wrap didn’t absorb any of the pigment, so maintained a really vibrant and high contrast texture. Seriously. Google Image search “texture”. […]

I super love love LOVE texture… so I’m always on the lookout for incorporating and creating texture in my paintings. I haven’t tried rice paper or plastic wrap for 20 years, so I thought it was a good time to revisit these two easy and accessible textures which can be used effectively for both watercolour […]

Check out texturing watercolour and acrylic with rubbing alcohol. #2 in my experiments with watercolour texture using household items.