I love it when I stumble across a new product in my local art supply store.
Last week I discovered this wonderful product … Schmincke Masking fluid/drawing gum and decided to give it a go
on watercolor paper with this months color set.
Have you used a masking fluid before? It’s a great product for covering a specific
area which should remain white when you want to add a color to your project.
|Please excuse my messy desk :)|
So for this page, I used some 300gsm water colour paper, used black archival ink to
stamp some images and then used the Masking fluid to
color in the areas that I wanted to stay white.
Once it was completely dry – allowing it to air dry will give you the best results –
I then did the fun bit – adding the colour.
I started by tapping on Tiffanylou’s Blue Magicals with a fan
brush and then gave it a spray with water.
While it was wet, I lightly misted on some Bells of Ireland Green and then used
my paintbrush to spread it out – I love that watercolor paper allows the color
to sit on top of the paper – giving it more time for movement.
I then added some Pineapple Paradise by dipping my brush into the
bottle and dab it on to add some highlights.
Once it was completely dry, I used a rubber to very gently rub off the Masking fluid –
this reveals a white area left behind.
Absolutely LOVE this result – the little pops of white in the stamping
makes it jump right out of the page!
The Imaginarium Design chipboard I swiped with Bells of Ireland Green
and Tiffanylou’s Blue Magicals – loving that shimmer ….
So there you have it – another super easy & fun technique using
Sprays & Magicals that you can easily create at home
Have a great day