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« Reply #150 on: June 09, 2009 06:33:34 PM »

I just tried it. It's a lot of fun thanks. I used an ink pen so I could get small details but wiped it off(the pen not the paper) when the fluid starts to dry. But my original picture is not this dark at all my scanner is horrible.

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« Reply #151 on: June 13, 2009 12:10:43 AM »

I'm going to make some pages for my kids to color...they're 2 & 4...so won't they be suprised to see how well they can paint! Great job on your first tute...you can tell you're a teacher!  Wink
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« Reply #152 on: June 15, 2009 05:17:52 PM »

Thanks so much for this tutorial! I never knew masking fluid existed! I've had watercolors lying around for a long time but never got the motivation to try them out until now

Here's how mine turned out
 

I think it looks pretty neat.  I was worried that i didn't put the masking fluid on thick enough, but it was fine! A little does really go a long way!

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« Reply #153 on: June 15, 2009 06:13:18 PM »

Here's my attempt.  Or should I say my 4th and 5th attempt?  The first couple I completed didn't turn out the way I wanted them to.   Smiley

I don't seem to be having any significant trouble with the images or the masking fluid, it's the water color painting that I struggle with.  Can't seem to get my colors to blend like I want them too.  So, that's why I just went with one color each for these. 

I guess I needed to feel a little bit of success before I try multicolored ones again.  It was getting rather tiresome to spend all that time masking out images, waiting for it to dry, painting it, then waiting for it to dry only to be unhappy with the results.   Tongue

Anyhoo, the only thing that I had wished I could've done differently on the Beatles one was either have straighter masking lines for the name or I shouldn't have tried to correct it by outlining it.  I think I sort of ruined it that way.  What would you say if I colored in "The Beatles" part completely? Rather than just the outline?  Do you think that would be better or worse?






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« Reply #154 on: June 15, 2009 07:23:20 PM »

All I can say is WOW! This is so neat, gotta give it a try. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #155 on: June 21, 2009 10:34:22 AM »

Made this for the husby for Father's Day...
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« Reply #156 on: June 21, 2009 12:56:31 PM »

I really like this!
I might have to try it  Wink
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« Reply #157 on: June 22, 2009 02:38:18 AM »

We tried this a few times, either the masking fluid gripped the paper and tore chunks of it away, or I chose images that were too detailed Sad  I am going to persevere with it tho!

We fashioned our own light box which was a great help.
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« Reply #158 on: June 22, 2009 02:41:35 AM »



If they haven't already applied the watercolor, it would take only a tiny amount to define the eyes though..... the time is the problem... If it's only a handful of students, maybe they could work on the missed spots (while the others splashed watercolor around) and then use a hairdryer for a quick dry, so they, too, could apply the watercolor in the same class session. Good luck! I salute you!



I think using a heat dryer is what caused the problems with my masking sticking to the paper and tearing it?
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« Reply #159 on: June 24, 2009 09:30:44 PM »

Thank you so much for this! As per your instructions, I have actually created an account here and put these images on my computer so that I could post. Please forgive the childlike quality of these- I am just a work in progress!

Thank you for the experience nonetheless and for introducing me to this wonderful community/site!
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