Setting the Tone with Texture in Art

Setting the Tone with Texture in Art

Paper comes in so many patterns and colors, but sometimes simply the texture of a paper can be exactly what you need to set a certain tone in your next art piece. For instance, if you wanted to complement nature photography, you could use the earthy tone and texture of a charcoal paper or a textured art paper. Even the exposed insides of corrugate can help translate your earthy vision and add that extra visual layer.
 
Maybe you are going for a more urban feel. Try cutting out building landscapes from paper with a rough texture for a brick or stone effect. Or, if you are building a 3-dimensional paper project, sometimes it is the paper that can make or break the project. Try printing your next project on textured paper to give it a tactile feel. Or cut details out of textured paper and glue them onto your 3-D art piece to add an extra dimension.
 
Some artists even create their own texture in paper, by using rubbing or scratching techniques onto the surface of papers. However you choose to use texture in your next art project, it can help set the tone or accentuate the feeling for your whole piece.