Creating Texture and Movement in Your Projects

Creating Texture and Movement in Your Projects

Creating Texture and Movement in Your Projects
Creating Texture and Movement in Your Projects
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From the Designer: "Do you want another way to create texture and movement in your artsy projects? You are going to love these fun techniques for your mixed media projects! These pictures show the final result up close and personal! Not only do these techniques give your project texture, but buildable layers and movement. You can use these techniques with any design of your choice to create texture and turn any project into a fantastic mixed media project!"

Primary TechniqueMixed Media

Difficulty LevelIntermediate

Materials List

  • Wood
  • Folk Art Acrylic paint
  • Plaid Mod Podge Ultra, gloss and matte
  • ribbons
  • glass beads
  • yarn
  • paint brush
  • scissors

Time-Lapse Video Tutorial


  1. draw and paint on your surface

  2. cut yarn and ribbons to different lengths

  3. its easiest to soak the yarn and ribbon with Mod Podge Ultra (seperate by color)

  4. start first by placing yarn on the outlines then carefully fillig in butting each strand close to the next

  5. *TIP keep the lines curved to give the illusin of movement

  6. Ribbon can be put in place by soaking the tips putting it into place how you want it and spraying Mod Podge Ultra on top

  7. Leave a space for beads, spray the surface where you want beads to go, pour or place the beads onto the wet surface and allow to dry completly

  8. When everything is dry seal everthing and spray the entire project with Mod Podge Ultra

NotesI used the Ultra Mod Podge Matte on some of the areas, and gloss on others like the beads to keep those areas super shiny. There is a video showing the process on the blog post.

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