TUTORIAL 8// MASKING FLUID

Today I’m going to show you how to create white line drawings like these…

I used this masking fluid pen, and drew on the areas I wanted to stay white. After it dried (only takes a few minutes), I went over the areas I wanted to color with watercolor. After I finished painting, I let it dry, and then rubbed the masking fluid off (similar texture to rubber cement) with my fingers. Violá!

Here, I used it for details… it’s great for polka dots and stripes. The masking fluid is on the blue tinted areas.

SEE!  It’s simple. Plus, there are a million different things you can do with it. Go on and try it- I would love to see photos!

9 Comments
  1. Hi Katie, have you used masking fluid such as Winsor Newton? If so, is the Masquepen easier to apply? I’ve tried using the more traditional fluid and it always goes so clumpy before I’ve finished applying it. Any tips would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

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