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Creating
texture

You can create texture with thicker paints and by using specialist mediums. 

There's no limit on the results you can achieve by combining different formulas together and with Liquitex materials, every one will work together due to our intermixable binder system that ensures you get stable archival results that won't pull apart over time.

MEDIUMS FOR TEXTURE

  • Gel mediums - a range of gels to add structure to your color - great for impasto techniques, adding body and extending color volume
  • Modeling pastes - choose from three Professional formulas and two Basics ones, or create a custom effect by mixing them together. Use to sculpt, build, shape and add textures on all kinds of supports
  • Ceramic Stucco - a fine-textured, cement finish with a matte sheen, similar to Italian fresco surfaces
  • Blended Fibers - a fiberous, pulpy texture when dry, giving a fruit pulp/ripped textile fiber effect
  • Natural Sand - gives a fine-grade granular texture that dries to a glossy beach sand appearance
  • Resin Sand - gives a coarse-grade granular texture with a semi-gloss appearance
  • Glass Beads - a 'bubbly' semi-gloss texture created by clear glass spheres
  • White Flakes - a rough flakey/scaley texture created by opaque white acrylic flakes - use with transparent or translucent colors for the best effects
  • Black Lava - a smooth speckled texture created by micro particles of black acrylic - mix with transparent or translucent colors for dark and dramatic lava-like effects
  • Liquithick Additive - creates a spongey, cake-like aerated texture
  • Tools - use tools to create surface texture - from specialized trowels and knives with ridges, to splatter brushes

HIGHLIGHTING TEXTURE

One you have texture you can sculpt it with color to create a host of different effects

  • Metallic and fluoroscent effects - try brushing luminous and interference colors onto peaks or valleys of texture to create light and shade, or use Iridescent Medium
  • Spray effects - the free-flowing diffused nature of Liquitex fine art Spray Paints make it ideal for highlighting texture. From ridged impasto strokes to fine-detailed stenciling, this takes a technique and makes it your own

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