Making Masking Fluid

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PostMaking Masking Fluid

by Joee » Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:01 pm

I cant seem to find it in any local Stationary Shops..but I have been told that it is possible to make it yourself...

So...
Anyone Know How?
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PostRe: Making Masking Fluid

by junemarshall » Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:04 pm

Hi Joee, some people use a white wax crayon but of course that is just if you are leaving the area white, whereas masking fluid means you can paint into the areas once the mask is flaked off. I personally would not think you can make it, it is liquid latex, but has other ingredients and you would find it hard to get it just the right consistency and not lift off the surface of your paper when you peel it off. I wonder if that new liquid elastoplast would work? It's worth a try but not on a good piece of art, just on a scrap piece of watercolour paper.
I'd just send off for the proper stuff. Unless you are doing massive watercolours daily, this 75 ml jar should last for years on end and it's less than £5, and reduced here:

www.artsupplies.co.uk/item-w&n-art-masking-fluid-(75ml).htm
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PostRe: Making Masking Fluid

by Joee » Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:49 am

Thanks June :)
I think I'll just try and order some online as you say :)
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PostRe: Making Masking Fluid

by junemarshall » Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:31 pm

Well how about getting some online for now and then doing a Google on how to make some. I just think the fact we can get permanent and also non-permanent means it could be tricky for you to get just the right consistency. I may try some of that liquid bandage and see how that works. Be careful with your brush if you use a brush for it, as it's very difficult to clean a brush with that on it.
Have fun Joe
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PostRe: Making Masking Fluid

by Joee » Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:41 am

Im going to go from Artist -> Scientist for a while :lol: :lol:
Im going to try different things....first of all....WATERED DOWN CORRECTION FLUID!!!
Just for the fun of it!!
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PostRe: Making Masking Fluid

by junemarshall » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:14 am

Part of being an exciting artist, is experimenting with various mediums; remember that wax is good and your idea of watered-down correction fluid would work ok to repel paint but remember you won't be able to lift that off in the end to give you those fine white lines. Have fun.
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PostRe: Making Masking Fluid

by Joee » Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:30 pm

:D
Oh well!
I suppose the correction fluid would look really out of place too!
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