I love using texture in my work. Not only does it hide those pesky fingerprints, but it adds an interesting element to the piece.
Textures can be created in a multitude of ways. For example, you can use the obvious rubber stamps and texture sheets to create a zillion different patterns. Another fun way to find texture is in nature. A rough stone, a leaf or a piece of bark can make quite an impression. I’ve even used wadded up paper and 80 grit sandpaper on some of my work. Recently I saw someone had rolled raw clay beads in rock salt to imitate the look of lava. The rock salt just rinses away after baking. Amazing idea !
How about looking in your child’s toy box? There are some great designs on the tires of those Hot Wheels and Lego blocks have those simple dot patterns. Who knows what other textures are lurking in there.
Now one you may not think of. Take a look at the bottom of your shoes. 🙂
Here are some examples of how I have used texture in my work.
Here a few texture examples I found online