Print

Print


Hi guys, I have been out of town and want to weigh in.  Annie, I also have used WN, both varieties.  Not sure about the ammonia, but I have found that with ALL masking fluids it is crucial that they be fresh (e.g. not too old/dried out!!), and, I shake them quite well to mix the components, but then tap tap tap the bottle to remove bubbles, and then still I test, and test again on the paper.  Of course 300# handles mask much better than 90 or 140, and some papers do far better than others (wish I could tell you which does what).  I have brushes (actually old WN #7's) that I keep specifically for masking.  Like some of you I also use a piece of hand soap to keep them from getting chunked-up and to keep them useful.  I have had a few (#s 2 & 3) for many many years.  
A decent brush is a good thing, as you said Linda:  spines on a cactus are way easier with a decent point.  But also I love a brush that can hold some fluid as well.
It's interesting to hear everyone's experiences with this.  Thanks again to the List!




On May 3, 2011, at 9:52 PM, Anne Runyon wrote:

These replies are helpful as always.
I have an additional question.
 
I use the Winsor & Newton art masking fluids, both colourless and the slightly yellow one.
I dilute it with ammonia which is one of its ingredients. This seems to work well, but has anyone ever had an issue with the ammonia?
Like Consie, I have some nicely pointed synthetic brushes that I use for masking only. 
Iíll try adding the soap ... which sounds like a good idea ... (unless it reacts adversely with ammonia?)
 
Thanks, Annie
 
 
From: [log in to unmask]" href="mailto:[log in to unmask]">Brie Dodson
Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2011 7:46 PM
To: [log in to unmask]" href="mailto:[log in to unmask]">[log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [SCIART] Masking liquids
 
I'm fond of the Pebeo masking fluid. It's not a new product, but I have used it for about fifteen years. It's thinner than some of the other masking liquid, making it easier for me to work with, and it is colored gray. B
 
On May 3, 2011, at 12:17 PM, Linda Feltner wrote:

HI All: 
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,
Linda
_____________________
Linda M. Feltner Artist, LLC
P.O. Box 325
Hereford, AZ 85615
(520) 803-0538
 
 




 

________________________________________________

Need to leave or subscribe to the Sciart-L listserv? Follow the instructions at
http://citnews.unl.edu/presentmethods_lana/listserv/index.html

 

________________________________________________

Need to leave or subscribe to the Sciart-L listserv? Follow the instructions at
http://citnews.unl.edu/presentmethods_lana/listserv/index.html

________________________________________________

Need to leave or subscribe to the Sciart-L listserv? Follow the instructions at
http://citnews.unl.edu/presentmethods_lana/listserv/index.html


________________________________________________

Need to leave or subscribe to the Sciart-L listserv? Follow the instructions at
http://citnews.unl.edu/presentmethods_lana/listserv/index.html