Using Gauze to Create Texture

Have you ever been stuck on creating some interest in your art and you’re not sure what to use? Here is something new to try for texture!

Using gauze to create texture in mixed media art can give you some really neat effects.  Because it’s so thin and flexible, you can easily manipulate it by just adding a bit of Gesso, Decou-page medium or acrylics which will act as a flexible glue.

In this video lesson, you’ll see how I use gauze to create texture and as a veil for the butterfly.

Using Gauze to Create Texture

Supply List

Background Type:

Palette:  DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics

  • Interference Magenta – DMFA104
  • Interference Blue – DMFA10

Prep and Mediums

  • DecoArt Media White Gesso – DMM18
  • DecoArt Media Matte Medium – DMM20


Royal Aqualon

  • 1/2″ Wash Glaze – R2700
  • #10 Shader – R2150
  • #5 Round – 2250

Royal Soft-Grip

  • #8 Bristle Bright – SG1425

General Supplies:

  • Royal Brush Square Brush Basin – RD325
  • Royal Essentials Palette Paper – RD358
  • Royal Palette/Painting Knife – LG2
  • Unstick Reusable Arts and Crafts Sheet
  • Mister Bottle Filled with Water
  • Paper Towels
  • Baby, Kitchen Wipes or Kitchen cloths (for dry rub application)
  • Heat Gun
  • Scissors
  • Cheesecloth
  • Scraps of Wax Paper


Here's a question for you...

What is your favourite thing that you use to create texture in your art?  Please share in the comments below.