Paint Crafts

Paint With Texture

When you use the Paint With Texture technique, your bumpy paint will create an effect that will take a regular painting and make it three-dimensional.

It's up to you to decide what kind of textures you want. We've got a list to start with below, but think what else you might be able to put into your paints to make new textures. Every material will produce a different 3-D result.

What You'll Need:

  • Newspaper
  • Textured materials such as sawdust, dry coffee grounds, sand, dried herbs, or washed and crushed eggshells
  • Clean plastic egg carton or small containers
  • Poster paints
  • Pencil
  • Drawing paper
  • Paintbrush

Step 1: Cover your work surface with newspaper.

Step 2: Place small amounts of textured materials, such as sawdust, in sections of the empty egg carton or in small containers. Add poster paint in each section, and mix the textured materials and paint together.

Step 3: Draw a picture on a piece of drawing paper. Paint it in with the textured paint.

Whether you draw a porcupine or a fire truck, your painting can have a 3-D effect when you use this technique. Use plain poster paint to create smooth areas of paint on your picture, too.

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