Hi, it’s Gaylynn here with another installment of my Watercolor Wednesday series.
I share an inspirational card with a way to use masking fluid with stamping and watercolor.
For this card, I wanted a mixed media style, yet leaving the floral area uncolored. Using a liquid style mask, like Nuvo masking fluid, you can easily temporarily cover the portion you want to preserve. Adding masking fluid with watercolor and stamping using this masking technique creates a unique look for card making and paper crafts.
The next time you think of beautiful things, don’t forget to include yourself.
Unity Stamp Co. products used:
Include Yourself In Beauty
Nuvo Masking Fluid with Stamping and Watercolor
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)
Begin by stamping onto watercolor paper with waterproof ink. I used the Misti stamping tool to stamp 2 or 3 times in black.
Once dry, I added a light layer of Nuvo masking fluid using an inexpensive paint brush.
(The masking fluid dries on the brush making the brush unusable after use.) So use an old one or try a Q-Tip.
Dry completely before adding watercolor. The masking fluid leaves an ivory color and a rubbery texture.
Once dry, add layers of watercolor around and over the stamping. I blotted puddles for a softer look.
Allow the watercolor to move. Then splatter additional accents. Heat set completely before removing the mask.
Rub the masking away. It will look similar to eraser debris, leaving the area relatively ink free.
Keep your hands are ink free. I accidentally left marks from my fingers in the stamped area. It works for this style, so I left them in.
Assemble and embellish to finish.
Here is another look.
Finally, I made a quick video tutorial for this project.
To view my other watercolor projects on the Unity blog, see Watercolor Wednesday.
Catch me next Wednesday with a new project for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday.
Thanks so much for visiting.