punched metal ribbon
plastic and wire mesh
wine bottle corks
assorted coffee cup holders
large background rubber stamps
yarns and string
I'd love to hear from you! Why don't you email me and tell me what you use for textures, and I'll add it to the list: email@example.com
Dry Wall Joint Tape
No-Slip Rug Tape (has a different design than the joint tape)
No-Slip stuff from RubberMaid for your cupboards and drawers
Old Keys (works great with Pen Score to make a stamp)
Scrap of a Shingle
Rubber Band Ball
Scrunched Tin Foil, Wax Paper and Plastic Wrap (each one has a little different property and mixing them together using a different color for each gives a great background)
I use small, thin pieces of styrofoam packing material. The styrofoam usually has lots of irregularly shaped and placed indents that when brushed with diluted paints (or other medium) and then stamped on a surface look great. It can also be used to lift color off an already painted surface. i also use the styrofoam to texture clay.
From Grace in VT
1. Pine cones, tiny ones for tiny textures and huge ones for spots. (You can wash the pine cone to get paint off and dry in low oven.)
2. Cut up makeup sponges andûtheûfunny sponges used between toes in manicures
3. Plastic canvas, now it comes in diamond and star shapes
4. Cardboard that is corregated on one side
5. silk leaves or fresh leaves with veins
6. Press your painted paper on to the back of floor tiles (the backs of tiles have diagonal or square patterns.)
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