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:
no pain in loosing them
And there I was ready to start:
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:
Then here, the grid is ready; just waiting for it to dry:
I thought I was prepared and that I would need that:
But actually the real fun-and-not-so-messy part was just peeling it out with my hands:
Aaaaannnd the final result:
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! 🙂
Hope this was useful to anyone venturing into watercolor.
Have a great weekend peeps!
So masking fluid is to painting as white-out is to writing.
Mmmmm sort of?! the thing is you dont leave it there forever 🙂
So would this work the same for stamping over, instead of using masking paper? Never even knew there was such a thing.
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. 🙂
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. ☺️
If you dip your brush in dish soap first the masking fluid washes right out 😉
ooohhhh Debbie, thank you for that one! 😀
I stumbled across you’re site today, and look forward to many more tips and hints, painting with watercolors!!