I'm trying to apply a 'grain' effect in Illustrator to provide me with a 'steel finish' to my logo. I am also trying to 'plastic wrap' effect to my text. I thought it may not work because it is text. But I cannot perform many of these cool effects to my work at the moment. Why is this? I would understand if it was to the gradient but I've tried a new plain box with a 100% fill colour. Also for the grain I tried selecting the 'chalk-scribble' brush in Illustrator, however despite changing the fill colour it only stays black. The only colour that changes is the background, which is a tiny bit. Even more confused!