Texture Painting

Texture Painting

Add dimension to a painting by using a craft stick and Crayola® Texture Mixing Medium to create a textured masterpiece.

  • 1.

    Use Crayola Tempera paint and brushes to paint a background and scene on a piece of Crayola Marker and Watercolor Paper.

  • 2.

    Add Crayola Texture Mixing Medium to the paint and mix well. Use a craft stick to apply the paint and mixing medium to the paper. Continue to paint using the craft stick to create texture and movement. Make swirls and build up the texture with the paint and craft stick. Apply a heavy coat of paint and mixing medium because it will reduce in size a little as it dries.

  • 3.

    Use Crayola Pearl Mixing Medium directly on the paper with a craft stick to create added texture and highlights.

  • 4.

    When you are finished with your painting, let dry overnight.

  • 5.

    Mount the finished print onto a piece of construction paper with a Crayola Glue Stick.


  • Students experiment with unconventional painting methods like painting with a craft stick instead of a paintbrush.
  • Students demonstrate use of texture in their painting.
  • Students research artists who use texture in their work like, Van Gogh and Monet.


  • Students add small pieces of facial tissue or tissue paper to paint to create added texture.
  • Students research the life of Van Gogh or Monet and recreate a famous painting by these artists.
  • Special Needs Students may need assistance mixing the tempera mixing medium with the paint and applying it with a craft stick.