I had a dream of deep sea diving and I was trying to get some coral, but when I tried to touch it, it turned invisible.
That’s it…all I can remember.
That inspired this little painting experiment. Overlaying a transparent texture medium on top of a colour to make it look 3 dimensional.
I’m painting with acrylics, so it’s easy for cleanup, but the drying time at the end was quite long.
How to Add Subtle Transparent
Impasto Texture to Your Paintings
Here’s What You’ll Need
- 6×6 back stapled canvas
Palette: DecoArt Americana Premium Acrylics
- Phthalo Blue – DTGA24
- Ultramarine Blue – DTA33
- Hansa Yellow Light – DTA18
- Burnt Sienna – DTA09
- Titanium White – DTA40
Prep, Mediums and Finish:
DecoArt Americana Premium Mediums:
- Heavy Gel Medium (Gloss) – DTAM02
- White Gesso – DTAM07
DecoArt Americana Decor Laser-Cut Stencil: Coral – ADS103
- 1″ & 3/4″ Glaze – R2700
- #12 Shader – R2150
- #4 Round – R2250
- Majestic: 1″ Oval Wash – R4950
- 3/8″ stencil brush
- water bucket
- paper towels
- palette knife
Ready to Make This?
What did you think?
What type of texture do you add to your artwork? please share in the comments below. AND if you have any photos, please feel free to post them as well.