Stippling (painting)

Stippling techniques

What is the paint stippling technique?

Stipple painting is a mixed media painting technique that gives new surfaces an elegant, aged look made by repeatedly tapping on a surface with paint or ink and a stiff brush. While most methods of faux painting hide imperfections, stippling actually highlights them. It is best done on surfaces in excellent condition.

Stippling requires specific mixed media supplies such as sponges and stippling brushes to achieve the optimum effect.

For more inspiration, follow Cloth Paper Scissors' Mixed Media Techniques board on Pinterest.

See also: mixed-media painting techniques

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