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« on: May 28, 2018 11:06:58 AM »

I've never gotten masking fluid to work perfectly, and this was no exception.  In the end I think I made it work, but honestly, I think it would have been easier to just do the background and gesso under where the girl would be.  Or go with the very Lifebook method of gluing a girl to a background page (so. much. collage.).



I sketched the girl and put the masking fluid down, and boy oh boy is that STICKY.  It will ruin any brush you use, and the working time is very, very short.



Then you background, and peel off the fluid - in theory.  In reality, some of it is still stuck to the paper and under the painting...



And it's really, really messy to remove when you've used water-based paints and ink sprays...



So much work with the masking fluid and it didn't really work!  Urgh.  But, still, in the end, it all worked out.
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2018 02:15:59 PM »

It may not have worked out 100% the way you wanted but it's still a nice painting Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2018 04:20:59 PM »

Despite the masking fluid troubles she came out lovely, and kind of reminds me of Jane Eyre. Nice work!
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2018 06:07:57 PM »

That looks like messy good fun. I think it was bunny1kenobi who told me that rubber cement can be used instead of masking fluid with very good results, it rubs away with one of those big yellow rectangular art erasers. I have yet to try it, watercolour painting is a skill I would very much like to acquire but, alas, I suck, ha ha. Your piece is awesome.
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2018 08:04:01 PM »

Your painting turned out awesome!!!

And yes, rubber cement makes an awesome mask!
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I love the colors and her expression! A beautiful artwork, for sure.
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2018 06:27:47 AM »

Sorry for your troubles with the masking fluid, but it came out beautifully!
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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2018 12:39:47 PM »

 At least you go an adorable piece of art out of it. I'd say she is well worth the blue fingers!  Cheesy
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