Technique: Masking Fluid

Hey there my crafty friends! I hope everyone is having a good week so far 😊 Today’s technique is pretty simple but has become a crucial part to my cardmaking. I’m talking about masking specifically fluid masking. Let me walk you through the steps:

I got my masking fluid at Michaels but I’m sure you would also get it from Simon Says Stamp. Next, you want to pick a small paint brush that you don’t mind getting ruined. Now matter how you clean your brush, you’ll only want to use it for masking fluid from first application. A smaller brush allows you to get into the smaller nooks and crannies. While it does take a little longer for larger images, I think it’s worth it. You will dip you brush into the fluid, wipe off the access, and then start applying it to the stamped image or area that you want to mask off. This is a great way to get a blended background look without all of the fussy cutting.

Once the masking fluid is dry you can start painting or ink blending or doing whatever you like that you needed an area or image masked off for. I really prefer mine for ink blending, I have yet to try it with watercolors.

When you are totally finished and are ready to remove the mask, I would recommend getting a nice, sturdy eraser to help to get the mask off. Depending on the size once you get a bit of it rolled back, you can peel the rest off with your fingers.

And, wala! You have your pristine white image, ready to be colored or left alone, it’s all up to you! How do you do your masking? I’d love to hear from you so comment down below. ❤ Below are my social media links, be sure to check them out to keep updated! XO

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