This project describes how to make a “painterly” effect. If abstract isn’t your thing consider using the smudging technique to draw a specific pattern. You can use tools to do the painting – knitting needle ends, paintbrush ends and ball end tools are great for this. I often use the same technique on cane slices to soften and smudge the lines on thick slices and make them more painterly in appearance and texture.
By Elaine Robitaille