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VIDEO: How to Apply Molding Paste Texture to a Painting

Today, Jacqueline Sullivan is demonstrating one of her many techniques for adding texture to a painting or collage.

Most of us have seen the heavy, painterly texture that can be achieved using molding paste (or similar products) but here Jacqueline actually removes most of the paste by pressing it with paper, in order to leave a lighter, more natural texture. Take a look:

For more texture tips check out Jacqueline’s full DVD tutorial at Creative Catalyst.

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In today's video clip, Urania Christy Tarbet is painting two trees, using oil pastels to create lifelike leaves, trunk, and branches. Her primary technique for the leaves is to create the same specific movement with her pastels over and over again. . . it's basically a star-shaped design which she draws many different times, often overlapping, to form a realistic leafy mass around the trunk and branches of her trees. As with many things artistic, staying loose and allowing the pastels to help create the texture is very important too. Take a look: NOTE: You can get Urania's full pastel landscape . . read more

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