Several of the classes in the “Simply Watercolor Christmas” course (from Online Card Classes) focused on masking with masking fluid to create some simple holiday designs (triangle trees and round ornaments). I thought I’d try using the masking fluid around a traced, die cut image instead.
Getting crisp clean edges is not as easy as it looks! I tried to apply the masking fluid as carefully as I could, and it seemed like I had good coverage… More practice, I guess!
The die used to create my traced image is “Nativity Bell” by Tutti Designs. I used Kuretake GANSAI TAMBI Water Colors (#47, 44, and 90) to dab layers of the three paint colors over the nativity image and the mat panel. (I thought about going over the uneven lines to clean it up a bit but was afraid I’d mess up the “multi-colored” look I had achieved when the mask was still on the paper.)
Besides looking like I painted it in a moving car, I kind of like the “artsy” look to it. Not sure I’d go to all the trouble again, though, since I could just as easily have used the die cut itself on the card – lol!!
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