I enjoy finding techniques that create texture with supplies I already have. The masking tape texture technique is one such technique. I first learned this technique in sixth grade. It is a technique that will work on paper, canvas, glass, 3-D items or anything else the tape will stick to.
Substrate - I used a shipping tape
Masking tape - I used both plain manila color as well as decorative Scotch Tape
Paint - In these examples I used acrylic paint but you can use anything that will adhere to the tape including shoe polish
2. Paint the taped surface. Applying two differnt colors of paint can emphasis the texture more.