Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Nuvo masking fluid with stamping and watercolor.

For Watercolor Wednesday, I share an inspirational card with a way to use masking fluid with stamping and watercolor.

The next time you think of beautiful things, don't forget to include yourself.

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 full article and tutorial are up on the Unity blog.
I also made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.

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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:

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Include Yourself In Beauty; Nuvo masking fluid, Ranger watercolor paper, multi medium matte glue and archival ink; Mini Misti, Altenew watercolor half pans, inexpensive paint brush, watercolor brush, heat tool, My Creative Time dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins and foam tape.

Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial.
Also, you can find my other watercolor features at Unity's Watercolor Wednesday.

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