Saturday 25 February 2012

Creating texture with mixed media

Some experiments with texture, inspired by this week's Inspiration Avenue challenge.
There are lots of ways to create interesting textures in mixed media work...
With scraps of lace or fabric ...
By drawing into wet paint, tearing paper or punching holes...
Rubbing oil pastel over crumpled tissue paper...
Applying paint with a sponge, folding paper...
Wrapping with thread...
Scraping away layers of paint for a rough, aged look...
You'll find all the submissions for this week's theme over at the Inspiration Avenue blog.


  1. This is SO, SO impressive. Not only did you show us, you defined texture in the truest sense of the word! This is JAW DROPPING!!

  2. Angie, these are all such amazing textures! You've shown some I would not have thought of. The colors are complimentary with the brown tending toward orange-y, and look gorgeous together. And I love the way you have assembled it in your unique style!

  3. Gorgeous texture throughout this post- it's almost like getting a step by step of you creating one of your canvases and I LOVED every minute of it!

  4. Beautiful! I love your limited color range, the warm atmosphere, how you put it all together and of course the lovely textures! Great job! <3

  5. This is terrific! So varried & yet united by color...beautifully done! thank you for describing how each section was done, it's like a tutorial! I loved the oil pastel over the crumbled tissue, I'll be trying that out along with several others! great piece!

    oh, and thanks for stopping by my blog & your kind words! :D

  6. This is a beautiful study in textures! Thanks for explaining your techniques, too.

  7. Thanks for sharing all the texture techniques! Sometimes I get stuck going down the same road. It can be very inspiring to venture off the map!

    Nicely done!

  8. Love it all!!!Fantastic ideas here.

  9. Great submission! Showing all the ways you get texture. Very inspiring.