Sunday, June 16, 2013

Heads Held High - Part 2

In order to paint the sand without worrying about getting the paint on any part of my foreground, I used masking fluid to keep certain parts of my painting separate from the sand.

The following are steps to using masking fluid:

1. Identify the area to be masked.

2. When using liquid masking fluid, be certain to use a brush that will not be used for any other purpose.

3. Dip the bristles of the brush into liquid hand soap to keep the masking fluid from getting into the bristles of the brush.

4. Brush on the masking fluid being careful to apply the fluid neatly.

5. Allow the masking fluid to dry completely before applying the watercolor paint.

6. Wash the brush as soon as masking is finished. Do not allow masking to dry on the brush or the brush will be ruined.

7. After painting, wait until the paint is completely dry before removing the masking.

8. Use an erase to gently remove the masking.

Next blog, I'll paint the sand. Until then.....

Happy Painting!

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