I had success with the gauze technique by following the steps below.
1. I wet the paper first and then applied the gauze.
2. I applied the paint to the wet gauze. If the paper and gauze dried before I had applied all the paint, I rewet the area before applying pigment.
3. The gauze and the paper must be completely dry before removing the gauze. If the gauze is removed before it is completely dry, the texture will not be as distinct.
Hope this helps answer your question and that you have success using the method I use.
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