This entry was originally posted on Thursday, February 23, 2012
Another way to achieve texture with masking fluid is by using a toothbrush to splatter the mask.
I do this for asphalt on my poured watercolors and for the sparkles on water and waves.
I prefer a soft child size toothbrush.
Just dip it into soapy water (similar to the brush technique of ap
plication), then dip the toothbrush into the mask. Now rub your finger along the bristles of the toothbrush with it facing towards the paper. You may want to cover up areas that you don’t want masked with a paper towel while doing this. It can be messy.
Now I can pour or paint over the masking fluid and when it is lifted, I have what looks like texture or sparkles.