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Sponging is one of the easiest of the broken colour effects to achieve.
Learn how to sponge-paint with our free, step-by-step, illustrated tutorials.

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

  The term "sponging" is used loosely to describe two main effects created using a sea-sponge.

  Sponging-on - an additive technique created by dipping a sea-sponge into paint, then dabbing it onto a pre-painted surface.
  Sponging-off - a subtractive technique created by removing coloured glaze with a sea-sponge.

  With experience, you may wish to combine the two techniques to produce a third.

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

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