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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Stippling Painting Technique

There are so many tools around your house that you can use for special faux techniques. If you are a painter you probably already have a variety of paint brushes around your home. You can use any size.

Stippling is a nice alternative to using a sponge. The end result will vary just like it does with a sponge, depending on the size, the stiffness of the bristles, and the pressure you are placing when you pounce. The important part of stippling and sponging is to turn the brush or sponge in different directions while you are doing the technique. This will allow variation in the design.

The stippling technique is usually done with a dry brush. It is not necessary to wet your brush before you begin. You will dip your brush down in the paint and then on a clean section or even a paper towel, you will pounce it down to remove excess paint. Be careful to not have too much paint on your brush. If you do, this could look like a blob and not a pretty design.

I would strongly suggest practicing on a piece of practice board that they sell at hardware stores. Get the feel of the brush and the pressure needed to create your design. Once you feel that you have the hang of it, move to your walls.

You can also use techniques like this for your glassware, wood projects, or any other surfaces you paint on. It is not only meant for walls!

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