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Easy Background Watercoloring with Liquid Masking Fluid

Happy Monday, all! Today I’m playing with the new Wake Up and Make Up stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. Since both of my card designs would need watercolor backgrounds, I thought I would show how using liquid masking fluid can be beneficial when painting backgrounds. It makes it so easy!

(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

I stamped the images for both cards using the Wake Up and Make Up stamp set and Versafine Onyx Black ink (which is waterproof and perfect for use with watercoloring). Then I painted masking fluid over the images.

TIP: Masking fluid can be really gummy and ruin your brush. To prevent ruining your nice brushes, you can “coat” the brush with a bit of diluted dish soap. The soap will help the masking fluid slide right off the brush! Just be sure to thoroughly rinse and clean your brush immediately after your finished.

It’s important to remember to let the masking fluid dry completely before moving on. Once dry, the masking protects the area underneath. That means you can paint over the top without any issues. This makes painting a background around images super easy! You can paint over them!

After the watercolor is completely dry (I mean REALLY dry!), you can then remove the masking fluid. I used a Xyron Adhesive Eraser to do that because it’s super gentle and picks up the gummy masking fluid very well. However, you can also lightly rub your finger tips of the areas to remove the masking fluid.

I use watercolors from Sakura for all of my painting. The colors are so bright and vibrant!

Thanks for stopping by today! I’ll be back soon with another card video. :)

Supplies

Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

*Simon Says Stamp Wake Up and Make Up…
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Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad 9×12
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Tim Holtz Tonic Maxi Guillotine Paper…
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MISTI Stamp Positioning Tool
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*MISTI bar magnet
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MISTI Creative Corners
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Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink
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*Sakura Koi Watercolor Field Sketch…
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Sakura Koi Watercolors
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Licorice Twist…
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EK Success Powder Tool
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VersaMark Ink
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Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder
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Precision Heat Embossing Gun
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Hardboard, 9×12
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3M Scotch Blue Masking Tape
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Pebeo Drawing Gum masking fluid
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*Royal & Langnickel Zen Watercolor…
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*Royal & Langnickel Zen Watercolor…
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*Royal & Langnickel Zen Watercolor…
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*Royal & Langnickel Zen Watercolor…
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Xyron Adhesive Eraser
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*Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen, 10 Bold
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*Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen, 10 Bold…
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 110…
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Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy scoring board
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Simon Says Stamp Teflon Bone Folder
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Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive
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Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Refill
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T-Square Ruler
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We R Memory Keepers Craft Knife
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3M Scotch Foam Tape
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
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9 Comments

  • Reply Christine Kiehl April 16, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Gorgeous!

  • Reply Henriëtte April 16, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Gorgeous cards Kristina, I love your beautiful backgrounds and the stunning stamp set. And what I understand during the reveal video at Simon Says Stamp is that you designed this stunning set, great job!
    Thank you so much for showing your inspirational video.

    Can you tell me if this masking fluid is odourless?

  • Reply Mendi Yoshikawa April 16, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    So in love with this idea. That rainbow background around the masked images is amazing!!!

  • Reply Julie Booker April 16, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Hi Kristina, such a gorgeous cards. I’d forgotten that I have masking fluid in my supplies as it has been a while. Thank you for the ongoing inspiration. I look forward to watching your videos.

  • Reply Teresa Doyle April 16, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    These are such great cards and I love this stamp set. Great to see masking fluid being used too.

  • Reply Kristie Maynard April 16, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Haven’t used my masking fluid for a long time, don’t know why, I love the results that it gives. Thanks for another fun and informative video. Beautiful cards.

  • Reply Janis Spear April 17, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    So gorgeous and inspiring, as usual. I love your work and just love to watch you work. Thanks for sharing. <3

  • Reply Maureen Reiss April 17, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Gorgeous cards!!! I loved Lisa Frank, and now my daughter does too!!!

  • Reply Debbie P April 18, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Fantastic cards. Love the stamp set. Thank you for the great tips on using masking. Love your watercolouring.

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