Category Archives: art supplies

Masking Fluid Anyone?

I just found this post lost in between some other ones and it is ready to go!!!! It has been on “draft” status since FOREVER and I don’t know why. I had nothing to edit, not even the pictures. I guess when I wrote it – almost a month ago! – I forgot to hit “publish”!  Hunpf!

Anyway, here is it, un-edited! 🙂

================================================================================================

Have you played with masking fluid today?

I have! And It is so much fun!

Part of the fun actually, was experimenting and playing around with it because it has been YEARS since last time I use it.
I wasn’t sure how the end result would be.

Now, in case you don’t know it, masking fluid is very gluey and can ruin your brushes.
So to not risk losing my good ones I used cheapy brushes to apply the masking fluid.

I mean, CHEAP, people, VERY CHEAP:

no pain in loosing them

And there I was ready to start:

I was so excited throughout the process that I totally forgot to take pics while I applied the product.
But, if you have never used masking fluid, apply it the same way you would do with actual paint.
When I finally remember to take a pic, I was a bit far in the process. The masking fluid had already dried out and I was painting the background:
Then here, the grid is ready; just waiting for it to dry:
I thought I was prepared and that I would need that:
But actually the real fun-and-not-so-messy part was just peeling it out with my hands:
Very gluey:

Aaaaannnd the final result:

Very sharp! I love it!
And that’s it for today. My adventures with masking fluid. 
Much easier, less messy and more fun than I remember! 🙂
Hope this was useful to anyone venturing into watercolor.  
Have a great weekend peeps!
LT

Advertisements

Lukas Watercolor Pan Set – Unwrapping

Hi there!

I couldn’t resist and I had to share my little goodie box.

On my last trip I went a little nuts on art supplies but ironically the one I was dying to put my hands on was an online purchase that arrived right after we were back from the trip.

So there it was a lovely shipping box with that beauty inside:

Those little black boxes hadn’t change much over the years, have they? Just as I remembered from many fun teenager years ago.

I had never had a brand new on my hands thou. Didn’t know that they were wrapped one by one like a candy!
Ah, and extra room to mix, didn’t know that either!
Look at that little cutie, it really is like a candy wrapped!

So yummy!

Getting back “in place”

I was so excited to start using them that before I finished unwrapping them all, I had already poked one of the little squares with brush and water (far left, by the yellow):

All them in action:

So gorgeous. So happy to be back experimenting. Feels good.
Many squishy hugs,
LT

New goodies!

On my last post I mentioned how well I behaved at the Filofax Meet-up.
I purchased ONE tinny little item – only a flyleaf!

**pet, pet, pet on my back**

Oh, but wait. It was just a trade-off!

Believe it or not, this juicy thing was RIGHT ACROSS STREET from the hotel in our Chicago trip:

Seriously, I was stoked!
I had a suitcase, a humongous purse, and people walking and bumping all around me but I still couldn’t move when I saw it.
Too dazzled for it.

(I really don’t leave in a cave if you may wonder about that again. I believe my suburban life have been suffocating the city girl in me, and I get dazzled with random things)

My reaction – as I couldn’t move – was my usual subtleness when I get excited:

“OH MY GOOOOODDNESSSSSS I CANNOT BELIIIIIEEEEEVE IT!”

And there I was pulling DH’s arm, shaking it, squeezing it as I tried to explain that  “I had JUST ordered online, before leaving home, a watercolor pan set from them!!!!! OMG I CAN’T BELIIIIEVE IIIITT They are right here in front of me! I CAN”T BELIIIEEEEEVE IT”

The delivery of the watercolor set was schedule to happen right the day we were back home but still.
It would have been much more fun to actually walk into the store, touch everything possible and make a purchase right there in person!

Oh, sure thing I could go in, touch everything anyways and purchase other stuff couldn’t I? hehe

And so I did.

I went in and out of that store every single day.

And could it get any better? Yes, it could!

I soon found out that right across the BACK street, this juicy thing was awaiting me:

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!

Did I have fun browsing around?

And here it is my very first purchase at Utrecht:

Because those items can *only* be found at Utrecht! HA!
Then just to vary a bit, I walked over to Blick to get that:

After many, many, ins-and-outs, browsing, touching and such, all the goodies from both stores together:

The pic is missing the masking fluid
AND when I got home there it was:
The unwrapping of that baby will come in the next post, so I don’t overload with pics again!
Oh, I m so excited! Have been working on them since I got back and I can’t say enough how happy I am to be back on it!
Much, much more to come! Keep tuned! ;D
Thanks for reading and till next time!