I won't weigh in on which masking fluid is best; I've tended to use
Incredible White Mask as well as Winsor and Newton Colorless Art
Masking Fluid (different consistencies have differing advantages and
disadvantages). But I'll pipe in that I consistently soap my brush
before using it for mask, and it works very well. I read someplace
(don't remember where) that one should use soap instead of
dishwashing fluid. Don't remember why, either. But, I used to use
dishwashing fluid. Now I just keep a little busted bit of soap
handy, and it actually works better, because I just wet the brush,
stroke it on the soap a few times to make sure it's covered, then
point the brush with my fingers and away I go. This makes it so that
the mask can wash easily out of the brush. (Don't use good brushes -
but don't use bad ones either. I have some cheap synthetic brushes
that can give a good point, that I dedicate to use only for masking
On 5/3/11 11:17 AM, Linda Feltner wrote:
[log in to unmask]"
Is there any newer product out there that you've tried, that
is better than the MasquePen and Shiva Masking liquid, for use
on watercolor paper? I've used both, and some others way back
(like the Incredible something-or-other).
I've heard that if one first coats a small brush with
dishwashing liquid, it won't ruin the brush, using it in a latex
based mask. I've never tried it, but am always looking for
better ways to apply masking liquid. I've tried those
"incredible nibs", toothpicks, cheap brushes....
I've clogged more Masquepens than I care to admit, even when
I clean them thoroughly....can't figure it.
always looking for a successful technique.
Thanks in advance,
Feltner Artist, LLC
P.O. Box 325
Hereford, AZ 85615
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