7 Tools for Texture in Watercolor

Watercolor Artist, June 2011Jaimie Cordero, featured in and on the cover of the June 2011 issue of Watercolor Artist, builds drama in luminous tropical abstracts through creative compositions, sharp value contrasts and experimental color schemes. Here she shares her tools for capturing texture.

Tools for Texture

  • Small hardware-store paint texture rollers
  • Homemade rubber stamps
  • Collection of carved wooden fabric-printing stamps from India
  • Small plastic spray bottles, for spraying pre-mixed color onto a painting
  • Toothbrush, for “spattering” paint
  • Kosher salt, to apply onto washes
  • Paper towels and shelf liners, to use as pouring filters

Click here to read about Cordero’s must-have materials.



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