Tips for using watercolor masking fluid. by Annie Strack
This tiny little watercolor of three blossoms is made using a batik technique. First draw the flowers with masking fluid (a kind of runny rubber cement) on watercolor paper. Then, when that's dry, put down a background color in watercolor. While that's wet, add other colors and allow the paint to bleed, forming interesting patterns and colors. After it's all dry, peel off the masking fluid, exposing the white of the paper.
By Colleayn Klaibourne. She traced a stencil ("Ripples" by Artistcellar Stencils) on Yupo paper then applied Grumbacher Misket Liquid Frisket on the areas she wanted to mask. Let the masking fluid dry completely. Drop in alcohol inks (Ranger Adirondack Pool, Aqua, Sailboat Blue) randomly in splashes. Add blending solution. Move paper to let inks move. When dry, peel off masking fluid. Trace top edge of each water line with a fine-tipped black marker.
Monochromatic study with tape or masking fluid - base off of a photo of an object that they need to identify four shades
Wild Geese by Mary Oliver/ Poem/ Masking Fluid Watercolor Flowers
apply masking fluid with a toothpick or the round end of a small brush. Art by Vivian Swift.