Have you played with masking fluid today?

I have! And It is so much fun!

Part of the fun actually, was experimenting and playing around with it because it has been YEARS since last time I use it.
I wasn’t sure how the end result would be.

Now, in case you don’t know it, masking fluid is very gluey and can ruin your brushes.
So to not risk losing my good ones I used cheapy brushes to apply the masking fluid.

I mean, CHEAP, people, VERY CHEAP:

 

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no pain in loosing them

 

 

And there I was ready to start:
 

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I was so excited throughout the process that I totally forgot to take pics while I applied the product.
But, if you have never used masking fluid, apply it the same way you would do with actual paint.
When I finally remember to take a pic, I was a bit far in the process. The masking fluid had already dried out and I was painting the background:

 

 

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Then here, the grid is ready; just waiting for it to dry:

 

 

LimeTreeFruits.com // Watercolor: Masking Fluid Tutorial

 

 

I thought I was prepared and that I would need that:

 

 

LimeTreeFruits.com // Watercolor: Masking Fluid Tutorial

 

 

But actually the real fun-and-not-so-messy part was just peeling it out with my hands:

 

 

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Very gluey:

 

 

LimeTreeFruits.com // Watercolor: Masking Fluid Tutorial

 

 

Aaaaannnd the final result:

 

 

LimeTreeFruits.com // Watercolor: Masking Fluid Tutorial

Very sharp! I love it

 

And that’s it for today. My adventures with masking fluid.
Much easier, less messy and more fun than I remember! πŸ™‚
Hope this was useful to anyone venturing into watercolor.
Have a great weekend peeps!

 

 

Hey love! I’m Raine πŸ‘‹πŸΌ

Artist, designer and believer that ✨joy & fun✨ are a MUST in our lives. My hope is that my posts will bring you a giggle, a smile, and also remind you {when you happen to have forgotten} of the importance of your own happiness – to yourself and to those around you.

Cheers to this delicious truth! πŸ₯‚βœ¨

9 Comments

  1. innvestigators

    So masking fluid is to painting as white-out is to writing.

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    • Lime Tree

      Mmmmm sort of?! the thing is you dont leave it there forever πŸ™‚

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  2. Cath Lawler

    So would this work the same for stamping over, instead of using masking paper? Never even knew there was such a thing.

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    • LimeTree

      Hi Cath, I am not sure how the stamping process goes but as long as you don’t leave it there for too long (damages the paper) you prop would be fine. πŸ™‚

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  3. Krysten

    I love

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  4. Krysten

    I love playing with masking fluid, I just wish I had more time to be creative this time of year. Thanks for the exciting tutorial though. ☺️

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  5. Debbie

    If you dip your brush in dish soap first the masking fluid washes right out πŸ˜‰

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    • LimeTree

      ooohhhh Debbie, thank you for that one! πŸ˜€

      Reply
  6. Dona

    Hi Raine…
    I stumbled across you’re site today, and look forward to many more tips and hints, painting with watercolors!!

    Reply

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