Texture paste techniques and recipe for use as a primer on your art canvas, you can even use it as glue on the very popular mixed media projects. Use it as texture through stencils, my demo mixing the recipe is so easy, it only takes minutes!


  • 1/4 cup cornstarch (I used baby talcum powder, which is no longer available)
  • 1 tablespoon white glue
  • 1 tablespoon white acrylic paint
  • water as needed start with 1/4 teaspoon

Texture paste is perfect for using as a primer on chipboard embellishments before you colour them.

put powder, glue and paint, together in a small wide mouth glass jar and stir until combined.
Add water if and as required to get the consistency you want.

Texture paste consistency

Thin consistency:

if you add too much water e.g. thin it too much it will run on your project, for instance, if you use it with a stencil. However this thinner consistency would be great for brushing on a canvas or a container as a background primer.

Thick consistency:

This texture paste recipe needs to be stiff enough to hold when you use it with your stencils and as a glue for mixed media.

This money saving texture paste techniques and recipe will save you big time! try it, and check out these useful things you can be creating with it.


recycle plastic container for paint brushes


primed and stenciled with texture paste


unfinished, a background idea to show you