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on: September 24, 2013, 03:44:47 PM
I decided today to try using masking fluid on an oil canvas as an experiment.   It went on easily.  I waited for it to dry, then applied oil paint over it.  Waited for the paint to dry a bit, then removed the MF quickly and cleanly by lifting it off in one blob with the edge of my palate knife.

It seemed much easier to use on an oil canvas than it did on watercolor paper.

Ok, what am I missing?  Is this not supposed to work?  What are the drawbacks?

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Reply #1 on: September 25, 2013, 01:08:22 PM
your paint was still wet when you removed the masking fluid, so it should work. The question is did ALL the masking fluid come off?


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Reply #2 on: September 25, 2013, 04:24:37 PM
Yes, Nolan, the masking fluid came of as one stretchy piece. I just slid the palette knife under one side and it lifted smoothly off in one piece.

But, now that I think of it, I used an old canvas with oil paint on it.  I'm going to try again with a naked canvas and see if the masking fluid comes off as easily.

Thanks for replying, Nolan.

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Reply #3 on: September 25, 2013, 11:28:48 PM
I'm not sure, but I think you get in trouble when you're starting painting with thicker layers.
I really wonder what's wrong with that masking stuff, you know, the stuff one uses to cover books. You can cut that stuff in the most strange shapes without any problem.


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Reply #4 on: September 26, 2013, 07:28:52 AM
Germa,

I'm going to experiment today with the masking fluid.  I am painting a seascape with a big island in it, so I will mask of the edges of the island  (maybe about an inch all around, then paint my back ground up to the MF.

We'll see what happens.

Here's the picture I'm using - I painted this a few months ago and now I am getting requests from my friends for one like it.  It's a scene not far from my house.   

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Reply #5 on: September 26, 2013, 09:10:04 AM
I think you are quicker when you would use the normal masking stuff. It's such an easy shape.

But when you've got the need to experiment, just 'GO girl'. That's how new things are invented. ;)


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Reply #6 on: September 26, 2013, 11:31:30 AM
Darn,  I wish my camera was back from repairs (not happy with the service from Fujifilm) because I wanted to show you how nicely the masking fluid worked on keeping my island clean while I painted the sky and water.  Then it peeled off so easily, just like a banana skin.

Just did my clouds and think they came out really well.  Will let it try before I paint the island and the vegetation. Other than that, it's pretty much done. 

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Reply #7 on: September 26, 2013, 11:53:29 AM
Did you paint over your masking fluid or did you took great care not to touch it?
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