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.