Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Texture Technique Using Everyday Materials

I found a wonderful book called Stitch, Cloth, Paper & Paint, by Angie Hughes while I was browsing the art section at the library.

Angie explains her technique for using watered down PVA glue to create incredible texture using cotton and layering it with cheesecloth, tissue paper and other such things.  She then paints the piece using acrylic paint.

This photo shows the second stage, where I'm applying the tissue paper strips using a sponge brush and the watered down glue.

 In the book, Angie tells you to let it dry overnight, but when it's hot and sunny outside, I figure I can speed that process up dramatically.

I'll share more about this piece later, as it progresses.  Thanks for visiting.


  1. Replies
    1. It's a great technique. More to come...

  2. This looks like a great technique. I can't wait to see more!

    1. Thanks Janet. There will be more to come soon.

  3. Isn't it a fantastic book! I just love this book and now you've inspired me to get it back out. I have used this technique in many of my art cloth inspired pieces & I just love the texture. I'm still having an issue with the painting but I LOVE the texture.

    1. Yes Leah, it's a great technique! I find the painting challenging to though. I gues we just have to keep exploring it so we can improve our skill and confidence.


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