Let's talk masking
First off Happy Friday Yall!
Today I want to talk about a product I recently found. I found this product while browsing the art isle at Michael's. While in the store I asked the "Google" what it was. My brief search told me I needed it!! (HaHa! It's never about need, is it?)
I came home with a bottle of Masking Fluid. I watch a few youtube videos and started a small mushroom painting. Most of the artist I watched on youtube used it for waterfalls and streams.
This product is a thick liquid but then drys to a rubber type substance. Once dry it becomes a resist to your paint/water. Once you complete your painting you can use a finger or a eraser to remove it. Make sure your paint is dry and your finger/eraser are clean!
Here you can see my Mushrooms right after I added the liquid mask over them. (Please note these are cellphone photos, take before I knew I would have a blog)
Here is an in process shot. You can see that once the fluid dries it changes colors.
Here is the finished product, if I was to do it all again I would mask the entire mushroom. My original thought process was that I wanted them to have some grey area. In the end I went for red dots for that total "smurf" look! If was a fun practice piece and I now have a few more ideas on how to do it!