How to Easily Create Texture in Acrylic Paintings.
Being a jeweler I am always thinking of textures to add to my paintings for more of a 3-D effect and interest. All you need is a lot of Gesso or an acid free "glue" like Collage Pouge found at craft stores in the decoupage section to glue various things like bubble wrap, string, hole punch paper, plastic bags, fabric, etc.
First, you want to glue your texture with the Collage Pouge or other acid free glue; some people just use Gesso for this step but glue is much easier for string because you can just dunk the string in the glue.
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