Creating Art Textures for Painting & Design : Art Textures: Plastic Wrap Backgrounds

Uploaded by expertvillage on 05.10.2008

Another, easy and easily available way to deal with a basic textured background. Is
to create with your basic plastic wrap. For this, you'll want to have a couple of pieces
of plastic wrap, already pulled. You don't want to have to wait and pull these. Again,
water color is good for this. You can do this with acrylic, if mix it with acrylic retarder.
It won't work, otherwise. So again, you're going to lay down a wash. A wash of color.
In this case, you probably do want it fairly heavy. The, the more sort of pigment, there
is on it then the more contrast, there'll be. And then you'll just lay this on. And
you press it down. Not everywhere, you want to leave some places open. So you don't want
to you know, be too regular about this, again. And you kind of, press it down. Now the thing
is, you have to leave this alone. Until it's almost dry. If you pulled it up right away,
most of it. Especially, with water color, would just run back into itself. So I have
another piece, that is dry or drier. To show you what happens. It's still not completely
dry. But it is holding the pattern. And this is actually a great way to start, you know.
Playing around with a design. Actually you can go back in and work some these shapes
out. And start you know, pulling out ideas. And pushing in ideas. This is just a really
handy way to start working. It has, if you turn it this way. It has sort of a linear
quality. That maybe very helpful, you know, if you're going to do. You know, something
in a forest or something. This maybe a way to start. You know, it sort of gives you a
forest background to start with.