What can I use to add dimension??

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I need to draw with some detail on a surface to be painted in order to give it dimension. Besides hot glue or puff paint, is there something else I could use to give more precision and control than a hot glue gun?i don’t have any puff paint on hand. Any ideas?


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  • Gk Gk on Jun 21, 2020

    What surface are you painting on Glenda? Wood? Metal? Plastic? Cardboard? What kind of paint are you going to use once you get your dimension? Can you be a bit more specific! I know there are answers out there for you!

    • Glenda Glenda on Jun 21, 2020

      It’s like a pressed wood/mdf surface. I’ll use acrylic and or chalk paint.

  • FrugalFamilyTimes.com FrugalFamilyTimes.com on Jun 21, 2020

    What about using paintable textured wallpaper?

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jun 22, 2020

    Hello I have used paintable caulk to make flower petals then painted them.

  • Recreated Designs Recreated Designs on Jun 22, 2020

    Hi Glenda, What about using something like elmers/white glue or wood glue? They have a find nozzle but may be too liquidy/soft to hold the shape of a design. Can you dip string or yarn into glue and then lay it out in the design you are looking for? You could let it harden into the design (and the glue would adhere it to the surface) and then you can paint the entire thing...

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Jun 22, 2020

    drywall/spackling compound added to paint will thicken it to get textured paint not sure if you just want thick paint for texturing or something to make thinner actual relief lines the glue and string that Recreated Designs suggested would work really well

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Jun 29, 2020

    What about regular glue?