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Sponging can be produced using additive and/or subtractive techniques.

Learn how to do it with our free illustrated tutorials,
containing pictures of the 2 easy steps required to create the effect.


Sponging-off can be used as a basic reproduction of granite marble.


Sponging-on is more pleasing to the eye if several colours are used.


Sponging-on harmonised with a wiped-back embossed frieze

Sponging-on:   harmonised with a wiped-back embossed Lincrusta frieze & strapping.
by Mick Jones

Pale shades of grey sponged-on a blue background for this trompe l'oeil sky.
    by John Townley

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