3 Scrap­ing the paint

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Re­mov­ing paint can some­times be as ef­fec­tive as adding paint. I’ve used cot­ton swabs, old brushes with dry paint in them, rags, knives and tooth­picks to re­move paint for ef­fect. There are also rub­ber-tipped scrap­ers sold in art stores that work well to this end.

Ap­ply paint and then sub­se­quently scrape it off with a pal­ette knife. Wipe paint off us­ing a paper towel and with vary­ing pres­sure. No­tice on the wall how Bouguereau scraped paint thinly over the un­der­ly­ing layer to create a stony tex­ture. I’ve used a rub­ber­tipped colour shaper tool to add a scaly pat­tern to this paint swatch.

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