I have a bottle of masking fluid that has hardly been touched - so I wanted to try that out. My old mate Barbra Grey raves about it - I much prefer using a Versamark pen and clear embossing - but it does mean that you can't go back and work with the paper once you have done your top layer. So I dug out the bottle and set to it.
It was Mintfest (king of a huge street theatre extravaganza) in Kendal so I wanted to do something suitable. I drew the comedy and tragedy masks and sponges some really strong colours over them
With the page spritzed and dabbed off the colours get a 'spotted' texture and you can see the masking fluid
Now - this is the bit I really struggle with. My fluid never seems to just peel off neatly - I spent ages cleaning all the masking off - ended up with a rubber going over and over it
Now I can start to doodle. I rubbed gold stain into the masks, sponged some really bright red spots, and started to doodle.
I shall continue with this and try to over fill the page - and I need to work more on the mask area.
If you are not sure if you have any 'blank' spaces in your piece - photograph it - and add it to your screen. The screen flattens the image and you get a much better idea of what you peice looks like to everyone else.