I realize that I had promised to share the texture secret from the post before last and forgot to share!! So, here it is.
As many of you know, I adore texture and I'll take it any way I can get it. The best way for me to build up texture is simply by slathering paint on, little by little. (The way a pallette might look if you don't peel off the dried puddles of acrylic paint). A little like this: