Creating Art Textures for Painting & Design : Art Textures: Plastic Wrap Backgrounds
Creating Art Textures for Painting & Design : Art Textures: Plastic Wrap Backgrounds

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.

83 thoughts on “Creating Art Textures for Painting & Design : Art Textures: Plastic Wrap Backgrounds”

  1. Jer Capone says:

    thats pretty cool. if you look closely, you can see a guys face smiling while wearing a big pair of sunglasses

  2. can i use it with designer gouche paint tube?

  3. Layla Yamabe says:

    I just tried the plastic wrap, it's great! thanks : )

  4. ionide says:

    it looked like a skeleton!

  5. Mr Mo says:

    my dick hurts today 🙁

  6. gee dawar says:

    thxs,its a great help

  7. kaleidoscope222 says:

    fun and cheap tip. I like it.

  8. creativecompanion says:

    I've never seen this done. What a great idea!
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. Farina Reinprecht says:

    Yes. Sweet. Thanks

  10. Mario Alanís says:

    excelente idea gracias!

  11. lolloaction says:


  12. VitaminElle says:

    wow, thanks. That's neat.

  13. Manuel Alves says:

    Great tutorials sharing techniques! Thanks!

  14. Patricia Curan says:

    Great idea!!!!!!!! 'couse is difficult sometimes to start!

  15. MisterRaintown says:


  16. Svetlana Guziene says:

    why the text is written over??im not able to see anything!!!what's that??

  17. Virtual Stealth says:

    @stellinaukr click the CC button

  18. Carole Besharah says:

    Thank you for this great tip. LOVE it.

  19. nathalie jacomo says:

    you say ''uhm'' to much! it's kinda annoying…

  20. Heidi Schwartz says:

    plastic… always a great tool!

  21. inc2000glw says:

    UHM she seems kinda nervous…but,,UHM..lloll

  22. SOpacugirl says:

    WOw! I wish everyone did readable and specifically timed instructions like you. It made following you so easy and clear! No confusion or frustrations. Please continue to keep posting your techniques!

  23. brunesmask says:

    Thats ..uhm… is the most …uhm… use I ever got out of …uhm… expert village! really, though 🙂

  24. Dennis Postma says:

    I uhh counted uhh 12 but uhhhh the first 10 in uhhh the uhhh first uhhh minute uhhh…….

  25. Karla Fonseca says:

    Good idea! Thanks for sharing.

  26. em turner says:

    Most helpful Expert village video ever. All others are very brief and poorly planned. Thank you!

  27. knuffeldraakje says:

    hey! nice idea!
    will this also work with aluminium wrap?

  28. Winnie Dolderer says:

    This is a great technique. Thanks for sharing and making it easy to follow.

  29. Art K says:

    Another "uhh"ing tutorial…

  30. KarenBNRS says:

    *_* i was looking for something new , and this is the best!!!!!!!

  31. Forouzandeh Taheri says:

    great idea , well done . I will do it too. Thanks

  32. Forouzandeh Taheri says:

    @bloodroses90 yes , you are right .

  33. MisterRaintown says:

    Please, no more uuuhhhs!

  34. wildeyes5 says:

    yeaya. nice work

  35. Daligoddess says:

    What is an acrylic retarder? I've never heard of that before.

  36. Daligoddess says:

    @Fyrestarter22 Vinyl spackling might work.

  37. MadManX668 says:

    cool thx

  38. Umesh Shebe says:

    Superb!!! Thanks for sharing this, This will really help to do painting.

  39. EJFOO says:

    So Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  40. bahiti channel says:

    love this ideas

  41. Vindelp says:

    Bell'effetto… mi piace!!

  42. Crayon kid says:

    lol does anyone see the Moai statue in top middle? 2.05

  43. benanaofficial says:

    actually its 12 umms and ughhhd in 2 minutes thats a new world record

  44. petra4580 says:

    @talesofdork 10uhm in 1 min 🙂

  45. scribe712 says:

    @talesofdork I TOTALLY agree! LOL

  46. mysticmagic4760 says:

    Beautiful (:

  47. Christopher VanHerwaarden says:


  48. kay445able says:


  49. Samir Barai says:

    Really great.

  50. Michele Ludwig says:

    Sure easy technique that I would have never known about. Cant wait to try it on my art journal

  51. Cheesecakable says:

    I saw it wow creepy

  52. satria rifai says:


  53. Dunnecia Moore says:

    That was really amazing thanks!!

  54. nena michel says:

    Very good, nice, simple and to the point explanation. Thanks

  55. MUSIC IS LIFE says:

    uuhh very good! hehe

  56. lolo O says:

    Thanks this is I wa slooking for

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  58. Sunil fine art says:

    Thanks for wonderful technique.I create lots of texture in my painting .in fact all my paintings start with texture.

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  60. Vicki Maheu says:

    When she held it up to show us, I saw an almost perfect skull, if I was working on that piece, I'd be making that a central point of the design.

  61. Sheryl Benton says:

    This looks like something I will definitely try. Thanks for sharing.

  62. Viviane B says:

    Simple and fun! Thank you!

  63. Nikki Wynne says:

    Does anyone else see the skull in the top middle?

  64. Suek Yuen Koh says:

    What is the type of this texture?

  65. Val Wu says:

    Simple and effective.

  66. Dominque Gipson says:

    Going to try this ^_^

  67. sanskruti Pethe says:

    Not so good but good

  68. María Camp says:

    This looks a lot of fun. I want to give it a try.

  69. xRuxxyFX says:

    Uh m, uhm, uhm, uhm

  70. richard pechia says:

    anyone saw the skull,the cat and another face ? cause I did

  71. Kritika Sharma says:

    for how much time we have to leave it to dry ??

  72. Lucy Jones says:

    Can you use this plastic method over oil's to then began an encaustic painting?

  73. sunita jain says:

    Can this be done on walls

  74. mau sadu says:


  75. Kshitija Ahire says:

    Oo its nice ..

  76. Kaynat Abbasi says:

    Is this idea use for oil paint??

  77. martyn perkynson says:

    I ammmm
    Like ammmm
    This ammmm
    Technique ammmmm…..
    I'll suscribe

  78. Logan Barry says:

    so eco friendly

  79. Tiffani Isaac says:

    I see 2 ppl kissing

  80. Jyoti Thakur says:

    Wom amazing texture effect pls upload more like this creative work

  81. Dhanesh Mane says:

    This is awesome

  82. S Huffman says:

    Thank you – I love this idea ! 🌷

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