Making fluid is more commonly thought of as a material used by watercolor artists. It can, however, be useful in many rubber stamping projects. Take a look at this article for more information about masking fluid - Masking Fluid. While using paper templates to mask images is a quick and simple way to effectively mask bold images, very detailed or complex images can be difficult to mask in this way. Masking fluid is a good alternative as it can be painted onto the paper with a small brush, giving a greater degree of control. I've used masking fluid to mask a stamped image while I paint in the background to illustrate the use of masking fluid in rubber stamping projects. The same process could be used to mask images for the stamping of multiple images or any other situation where part of the paper needs to be protected.
Tips for Using Masking Fluid
- Use an old paint brush as the masking fluid can clog up the bristles
- Wash the paintbrush straight away to reduce the amount of masking fluid residual
- A colored masking fluid is easier to see on the page than clear masking fluids
- If applying masking fluid over a large or special project make a test piece first to check results