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The Process:
Spattering is the process for applying small splashes or droplets of paint to a chosen surface. It is possible to create stone and marble effects using the spattering technique. Spattering is quite easy. A stick is held in one hand and the paintbrush is hit on it. One or more colors can be used to get various spattering effects. The paintbrush should not be overloaded with paint or too much paint can drop on the surface. It is best to use emulsions in spattering. Emulsions dry quickly and don’t run into one another easily. Even a toothbrush can be used for spattering

Spattering is the reverse of stippling. A base color is first applied to the surface to be spattered. A stiff wall brush is used for spattering. The end of the brush is dipped in the paint and the extra paint removed. The brush is then knocked against a stick which causes drops of paint to fall on the wall. The knocking should be done in such a way that the sizes of drops created are uniform. When the finished work is viewed, it should look uniform all over. Spattering can be quite messy, so it is important to cover up the parts not intended to be spattered. The easiest way to spatter is to use a spray gun, which gives greater control and more precision than a brush. 

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