Masking Fluid is a supply that I don’t think about or use enough. Because it’s meant to be removed once its work is done, it leaves the substrate intact and unaltered, unlike something like gel medium that remains part of the project.
Masking Fluid is also capable of much more than preserving white space and you’ll see me demo just how to make that happen. Interestingly enough, it’s also suitable for use on a synthetic paper like Yupo and works well with Alcohol Inks on Yupo – which you’ll also see me demo.
Though it goes by many names (frisket, masking fluid, drawing gum, liquid masque), there’s not doubt that when it comes to preserving whit space or color, masking fluid is perfect for the job!
Be sure to scroll under the video and supply list to see one of my 2″ tall Itty Bitty Accordion Books that I used Masking Fluid on and then bound once all of the artwork was finished. The white scalloped border at the top was made with Masking Fluid. It was the first step in the creation of the book. Once it was dry I sprayed the inks to color the background, dried them, and then removed the Masking Fluid.
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