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Rag-rolling gives surfaces a richly textured finish, reminiscent of the random patterns of crushed velvet.

  Use the technique to add colour and interest to walls, doors, furniture and accessories.

  The term "rag-rolling" is used loosely to describe three main effects created using a rag or cloth.

  Ragging   - a fairly quick technique created by dabbing a paint-saturated rag onto the desired surface.
  Ragging-on   - another additive technique, but this time, the rag is rolled across the surface.
  Ragging-off   - a more subtle (subtractive) effect created by removing wet glaze with a dry rag.

  With experience, you may wish to combine several of the above techniques, or use one technique combining several colours.

Other tutorials in this series include:
Bagging   Clouding   Colourwash   Dragging   Frottage
Mottling   Sponging   Stippling   Verdigris   Wiping Back

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