Try out this DIY tutorial!
Texture is one thing that always gets me totally inspired to create! A perfect combination of texture making and painting gives an amazing effect on canvas. I love the play of shadows and light on the structured surfaces. It’s like you would merge sculpture and paint into one piece.
Below you have 4 videos of making 2 art pieces from start to end and some ideas how to represent texture, what kind of materials you can use, and motifs you can pick. Also a downloadable pdf with detailed instructions – pictures and words.
Let’s make art together!
I always include texture in my artworks, my challenge is finding new ways to make interesting structures. My goal here was to try different materials in my own home to create an awesome texture effect. I represent you 3 amazing techniques with low-cost supplies, to make your artworks even more interesting than they already are.
Below you will find:
- presentation of 3 texture making techniques
- a downloadable pdf with those 3 techniques so you can print, send or share it with your friends
- 4 videos of making 2 totally new artworks
- tips and tricks to make your art outstanding
- opportunity to have some fun
1. Texture making technique with stencil
Stencils can be very useful, not only for making wall decorations and colorful shapes, but also for making texture. You can use many things found at your own home for this: you can cut it yourself from a thicker paper, use some cut-out paper for scrapbooking, school ruler, wooden toys, cookie models, plastic packages from new appliances and so on. For this technique I used a stencil, that was a leftover paper from one DIY project. Those circles seemed to be perfect for this art exploration. (Whole process in pdf below)
2. Texture making technique with decoupage
am sure you heard about decoupage paper napkin technique. This is very similar, but we don’t pay attention to the theme or motif, instead, we use paper napkins to create texture. You don’t have to worry if the napkin gets wrinkled and layered, it is the effect we actually want to reach. (Whole process in pdf below)
2. Texture making technique with polenta
Painting is not just playing with color. You can include many other materials and create, nowadays very popular, mixed media artworks. As I mentioned in the beginning of this course, I tried to use my imagination and find different supplies for creating texture in my own home and also the kitchen. I figured that some food could have an interesting effect. I like to eat polenta and in this case, I used it on the canvas. Small granules look and feel like fine sand, they are permanent and accessible to all. Since I love to make mandalas, I made one with corn. You don’t need to make such challenging piece for your first try of this technique. (Whole process in pdf below)
Videos of making artwork 1:
Videos of making artwork 2:
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and got inspired to include a bit of texture into your own art as well. Here is the downloadable pdf with full instructions:
Use hashtag #texturedpaintingart to share your work on Instagram. I will definitely check it out 🙂
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