Masking

Painting a Dandelion

Painting a Dandelion

Kellie MaQuade Chasse’s “Painting a Dandelion” video makes you think of spring and warm weather.  Kellie takes you through using a Calligraphy Pen to applying masking fluid. She applies masking fluid to preserve the white of the paper. Then moves on to appling alcohol...

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Alcohol Ink and Batik = Beauty

Alcohol Ink and Batik = Beauty

Are you familiar with the art of Batik? Sheryl William’s "Alcohol Ink and Batik = Beauty" video creates a beautiful Batik Iris. Learn how you can use alcohol inks on Japanese Rice Paper. Add wax as a resist to hold the white of the paper. Then applying the ink and...

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Resist Technique with Alcohol Inks

Resist Technique with Alcohol Inks

by Trena Brannon Hello Beautiful People! Today I’m sharing a fun technique that creates beautiful results. To start, spread glossy texture paste through a stencil onto Yupo paper.  Be sure to clean your stencils and tools in water right away. Note: I cut my papers to...

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Tie Dye Tree Art Gallery

Tie Dye Tree Art Gallery

There were many great artists inspired by the tie-dye tree masking technique shared by Denise Balcanoff. So, we decided to create a gallery here featuring those artworks. Below are some featured paintings using this technique.

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What is masking fluid?

What is masking fluid?

As a follow-up to our previous post, where Denise Balconoff demonstrated creating "die-dye" trees using a masking technique (Link provided at the bottom of this post.), I thought it would be great to provide a little information regarding masking fluid. Masking fluid,...

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