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BeaSue

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on: August 30, 2019, 11:09:00 PM
I’ve just watched a video of a masking pen. The pen contains the masking fluid. Apparently it’s now just available in actual stores,  but I think it will soon be available online. I’ve heard that Holbein is distributing it.

https://vermontartsupply.com/product/0w479-watercolor-masking-fluid-pen/
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Reply #1 on: September 01, 2019, 09:31:25 PM
looks like it could be great for masking fine detail :heeha:


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Reply #2 on: September 02, 2019, 08:51:21 PM
Thanks for sharing BeaSue.

Tried the Kreul 18165 Solo Goya Masking Marker medium? Amazon sells it.
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Reply #3 on: September 08, 2019, 12:37:06 PM
Thanks for that Sue, it would definitely make life simpler for me.  O0
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Reply #4 on: September 08, 2019, 10:29:27 PM
How fine a line can you get with these. I use a 'dip pen' sometimes which good.


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Reply #5 on: September 09, 2019, 01:21:43 PM
I´ve used both a dip pen and a fine brush. Not much difference for me... I´ve not the steadiest of hands at times.  :whistle:
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BeaSue

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Reply #6 on: September 11, 2019, 04:49:04 PM
I know what you mean, Val. What I’ve been using is either a brush or a metal stylus.
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Reply #7 on: September 18, 2019, 09:16:30 PM
In the past I used paint brushes to apply masking fluid, but the fluid would invariably ruin the brush. I now use a silicone tipped clay sculpting tool kit to apply the masking fluid. The kits contain several different tips and have a paint brush like handle. Because the tips are made of silicone the masking fluid comes right off without the use of soap.


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Reply #8 on: September 18, 2019, 09:18:06 PM
great idea :heeha:


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Reply #9 on: September 19, 2019, 08:37:46 PM
As an aside... if you soap up the brush before dipping into the fluid it´s easy to clean. Or... just dip the brush into water first and make a point of rinsing the brush after every second dip. Works a treat and I´ve even used my (heaven forbid  :o ) kolinsky sables with no damage whatsoever.
After I would finish each painting session I wash the brushes with a pure natural soap (no additives), reshape and hang them with head down to dry before putting them away. No fuss, no muss, no worries!  :yippee:
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Reply #10 on: September 20, 2019, 10:04:47 PM
Let me clarify my previous post. I use the silicone tipped clay sculpting tools primarily for line work. Masking large areas is still best left to the brushes for even masking.