Fun with Frisket
Originally posted on Brotherly Love:
Today’s watercolor experiment:
I just love my new frisket (also known as masking fluid). The liquid latex that I used previously was pretty viscous. That made for interesting drops and splashes when poured, but the traces tended to be course when I would tilt the paper to encourage the fluid to run across the paper.
The frisket I now use is not viscous at all. For today’s experiment, I used an eye dropper to suck up the masking fluid and squirt it onto the paper. After doing so, I shook and jarred the paper to allow the fluid to form fine lines.
Here is the first stage of today’s composition including masking fluid and the first washes:
The masking fluid traces looked like lines of fracture emanating from one source. This caused me to think about a sunset interrupted by lightning or cracks in space…
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