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Tousabella

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on: July 13, 2016, 01:27:43 PM
I'm hoping to gather up enough stamina to finish my fuschia, and the masking fluid is still on the fuschia painting. Will it come off okay or will it tear the paper? Is there a secret for getting it off?
Would appreciate any and all info. Thanks.
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Reply #1 on: July 13, 2016, 03:56:36 PM
Hi Reta, i do not know how long you can have it on your paper but normaly you can remove it using you fingers by pushing it or using masking tape arround your finger.  Do not lift up, just roll it out.  Hope this helps.
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Reply #2 on: July 14, 2016, 12:17:54 AM
Some times you can use masking tape.  There is a tool that can be used. They sell these little eraser like tools at hobbie lobby and Jerrys. When using your hands, make sure your hands do not have any lotion or noticeable oil on them. You can also use a ball of rubber bands. In all cases the paper must be 100 percent dry.
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Reply #3 on: July 14, 2016, 03:10:49 AM
A masking fluid remover--a square "crepe eraser"--always works well for me. My local teacher has said that she once (accidentally) left masking fluid on a painting for over a year, and it still came off well, without destroying the paper. The quality of the paper might make a difference. I always use Arches. Mostly 140 lb.
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Reply #4 on: July 15, 2016, 12:11:45 PM
Wow....Thanks, everyone. It has been on for a few months, so I didn't want to lose what I have already done.
I'll give 'er a whirl. Thanks, again.  It's feelin' good to have the stamina to want to work again. I miss it so.
Retta

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Reply #5 on: July 15, 2016, 03:21:26 PM
I had one painting where i left the fluid on for almost a year. I worked it off slowly from the edges and it did come off alright...but for me unfortunately left a bit of a stain on the paper. I believe the problem was with the paper I used at the time. Good luck and take your time.  :gl2:
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Reply #6 on: July 15, 2016, 06:00:45 PM
Hey, Retta,looks like we are both returning at the same time.  Just got back from being away for more than two weeks.  Got a lot of catching up to do.

Happy to see everyone came to your rescue with suggestions for removing the masking fluid.

aloha

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Reply #7 on: July 15, 2016, 08:56:30 PM
I don't know about a year, but I had no problem when I lifted mine after about 6 weeks.  I used Arches 140lb CP (NOT), and it is very dry here.

Now I wonder, I did not think it could be a problem until you posted your question.  Thanks.
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Reply #8 on: July 16, 2016, 10:42:46 AM
Okay...now, I'm really anxious to give it a whirl. Have to put some more color on, then will try and lift.  Thank you so much for your input.
Yeah, Mea, I was "in the hotel up the hill", (hospital...again!) for a week, but had been in and out for the last eight months. I want to paint so much, and, hopefully, don't run out of gas too soon to finish AND start some paintings.  I love the pastel of reflections of fall colors.
I'll make 'er, come heck or high water!!  LOLOL
Retta

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Reply #9 on: July 16, 2016, 11:14:31 AM
Retta,

I love your spirit!  Go for it.

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Reply #10 on: July 20, 2016, 11:21:22 AM
Yup, Sista....it's in the genes!!!   LOL


They keep tellin me I'm on the slippery slope down and I keep tellin 'em they are full of sour grapes.  Worked so far!!  LOL


I have UFO's, about five, that have to be finished!!!  'Sides, there is a very interesting class coming up I can't miss.  LOLOL
Hugs.....

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Reply #11 on: July 27, 2016, 10:02:48 AM
I really like using the “cohesive flexible bandages” that are used in your doctor’s office. You can pick up colored rolls of the bandages at your local pharmacy. The stuff is slightly tacky and easily removes the dry masking fluid.  :)


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Reply #12 on: July 27, 2016, 11:18:23 AM
 :heeha: That's a new one on me John! Thanks for that. Now just have to find it!
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Reply #13 on: July 28, 2016, 06:24:37 PM
Could you describe or show a photo of what this bandage looks like?  I have no idea, maybe know under other name!
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Reply #14 on: July 28, 2016, 06:32:47 PM
Okay, Self-Adherent Wrap  O0

This is really pricey... unless you can bum a piece from the clinic.  I would have worried that it may damage the paper (it holds well), but I guessed wrong if Bob recommends it.
Cheers, Annie
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