Can anyone suggest a method, I'm doing a painting and I'd like to add raised leaves on my canvas, I want a slight elevation to the canvas. If anyone can offer their method, I'd appreciate it. Tks in advance

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I think using (home-made?!) leaf-stencils with modelling or embossing paste or even gesso would work great to apply some texture to the leafs. After drying, you could replace the same stencilt before painting colour. Good luck :-)

I use Modeling Paste and it gives some nice texture.

I outline my leaves in black paint - it kind of makes them pop

Judie Martinez said:

I use Modeling Paste and it gives some nice texture.

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