As I indicated in my previous post, I have turned my interest to learning Pen & Ink and Watercolour techniques.
So.....what about this title? Well, I will explain.....and show you. I wanted to try using a masking fluid to block out my main image so that I could easily create an interesting background. I had this bottle of masking fluid (Frisket)...it has been sitting on my shelf for a very long time.......it looked okay, but evidently, it was not.
I first inked my subject, then brushed a layer of masking fluid across the areas I wanted to be left without paint. The fluid went on nice and even.....acted exactly as I expected.
It was only after I painted the background that I discovered that I had a problem.
Instead of coming off easily, the Frisket was extremely difficult to remove, the more I tried, the "gooey-er" it became and if that wasn't bad enough, it was also lifting the ink. ah ....but I had already spent a good deal of time on this, so, I was not giving up just yet.
I found the solution was to use my hair dryer, by warming that (now blackened) goo, I finally got it all off.
BUT now my inked image had lost much of its ink and was being lost under the watercolour, so I went over it with fresh ink afterward.
while I was at the art supply store (purchasing a new bottle of masking fluid), I decided to treat myself to some tubes of watercolour as well as a fresh new palette.
I placed colour in each of the wells of my new palette and then created a guide for myself. This guide will act as a quick reference for the not only the colour, but also the name and number for each....( I think I will include the brand and maybe date purchased as well)
In this detail photo, you can see that the concentrated dry paint in the wells look substantially different from the actual colour they produce.
I am currently trying to decide if I should start a new blog dedicated to my newest interest, or simply continue posting here.