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AquaTips - Watercolor and Pen Sample

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 8, 2006, 4:31 PM
This is the another installment of an ongoing feature called AquaTips. Members of the club are encouraged to submit tips and techniques they discovered or use to create and enjoy watercolors. Just send a note to the club with "Tip" in the subject line and we will put it into our AquaTips collection. Come together watercolorists, and share the treasure that is our knowledge! :love:

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submitted by analog77
This is a sample of how I use watercolor with my style and technique. On this toned piece of paper, I roughly draw a scene. With the watercolor I create the body and mass of the scene. It lets me develop the plains of this shape. It creates the dark shadows and let highlighted areas and details stand out. I then come back with the pen to add more detail to the scene now that is has a sense of mass.

View the image here --> www.deviantart.com/deviation/3…

AquaTips - Masking Fluid

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 28, 2006, 5:57 PM
This is the first installment of an ongoing feature. It is called AquaTips. Members of the club are encouraged to submit tips and techniques they discovered or use to create and enjoy watercolors. Just send a note to the club with "Tip" in the subject line and we will put it into our AquaTips collection. Come together watercolorists, and share the treasure that is our knowledge! :love:

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submitted by p-e-a-k
If you find that your masking fluid has turned thick and/or lumpy, it might simply be too old, but it could also be the result of wrong handling. I'm no expert either and I can't tell you what to do about masking fluid that has turned thick and lumpy... except to throw it out and buy a new bottle, but here are a couple of pointers on how to avoid these problems in the future.

Tip # 1
Do not apply masking fluid straight from the bottle unless all you want are really just one or two quick dots here and there. Every minute that bottle is open favors the drying-out/ becoming-lumpy process.

It is much better to pour the amount of mask you need into a little container - glass, glazed ceramic or porcelain are best (I use a tiny sake cup for this) - then quickly wipe off any drips from the mouth of the bottle with a tissue and close it immediately.
Do not leave that bottle open for any length of time!

Tip # 2
Never pour left-overs back into the bottle - for the same reasons.
Hope this will help to keep your next bottle of masking fluid going until it's all used up!

Bonus tip
If you find that you do have some left-over mask in your sake cup (or egg cup or whatever you use), don't throw it away. Let it dry completely, remove it and collect it until you have a little ball of the stuff. You can use this to remove mask from your paintings - works a treat, I assure you.

Happy painting!

okay, now we're four seven members :w00t:! welcome KelliRoos Mew-Sumomo, moire (moi^^), p-e-a-k, RileyOne, Tipi and Tsumami. you can submit your artwork to our gallery, just note us with the subject "submission" and a link to your deviation. i got some submissions already, just waiting for more to add to the gallery.
soon we'll have some rules, an official avatar, an id, and maybe one or two of that little cute stamp thingies to paste onto your signatures.

if you want to join us, just write a note with "join" as the subject, and don't forget to add us to your friends list :+favlove:

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