Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Part 1: How to use masking fluid

Sometimes it is necessary to use masking fluid to preserve the white of the watercolour paper. I try not to use it very often as there are risks with using it such a the paper ripping as the fluid is removed.

However, there is a time and a place to use masking fluid and this is one of them:

'Padstow Harbour' Work in progress on St Cuthberts Mill
Saunders Waterford Hot Pressed paper

I prefer to use coloured masking fluid as it is easy to spot! In the above painting, which I am working on, I used masking fluid to allow me to letter the names of the boats. To apply the masking I used a thin stick and I literally used it like a painting medium. 

In Part two I'll demonstrate the use of the masking with various tools.

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