Book of Secrets Stage 5: Dry Brushing Practice
Video for Stage 5
Dry-brushing involves passing a paint brush that has almost no paint over the surface of a texture to highlight it and make the edges stand out.
The technique is best employed when it is used with subtlety.
For this demonstration I am using an old tag to which I have applied a gesso texture; this is a great way of practicing the technique and experimenting with colours.
In this picture you can see that in the top right hand corner of the tag I have dry brushed the lighter shade mixed with white, the texture really starts to pop out at you the lighter you go.
It almost looks as if the tag has curled and the sun is hitting it in the top right hand corner but I can assure you it's flat, and there is no sun!
Practice this technique until you are confident with it before moving on to the next stage, it may take you a while to master but please persevere as it's a technique you will use again and again.