Crunch time, will it tear? If you’ve used the right paper and remembered the dry rule then now is the moment of truth. Will it tear? First of all remember to… Go Slow! If you saw the video in my last post, then you’ll realise … Continue readingMasking Tips – Removal without Ripping.
More ways to stop the paper tears and also the tears! So what else can you do to prevent tearing the paper when you remove masking? Keep it dry! Begin Dry Before you start applying masking fluid, make sure the paper is dry. Most people … Continue readingMasking Tips – More on stopping paper tears
Stopping the tears will stop the tears of frustration. There’s nothing worse than laboring for hours over a painting only to have the finished result ruined when the paper rips as you remove the masking. It’s a common problem when using masking fluid. I have … Continue readingMasking Tips – Stopping the tears
Does your bottle of masking fluid look solid at the top? Or maybe you have stringy bits like this? Today’s masking tip is how to handle the gunk. If you have worked with masking fluid for any length of time, or even just bought a … Continue readingMasking Tip – what to do about the gunk
Did you know you can add water to masking fluid? A common problem raised about masking fluid is that it doesn’t flow well and is too thick or sticky. By adding water, to adjust the consistency of the masking fluid, you can improve its flow … Continue readingMasking Tips – Dilute to taste
Don’t you just hate it when masking fluid sticks to your brushes? Sound familiar? Most artists have experienced this issue. You need to do some masking, but when you finish your brushes are solid rubber and unusable. I was going to show you a picture, … Continue readingMasking Tips – how to save your brushes