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Watercolors & Masking Fluid Techniques

Sandra Bowers, Illustrator+ Surface Pattern Designer

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8 Videos (18m)
    • Introduction

    • Supplies

    • Class Project

    • Masks to Create Backgrounds

    • Masks to Protect Details

    • Masks to Create Textures

    • Masks to Create Layering

    • Using the Techniques


About This Class


Hello! In this class I will show you two different tools and four different ways to use making fluid with watercolors to achieve different effects. I´ll also show you the process of creating a finished illustration using these tools and techniques. So join me, and let´s start masking!

Please note that I won´t be teaching how to actually paint with watercolors in this class, just showing you ways that you can use masking fluid with them. If you wish to learn how to paint watercolors, please enrol in my painting classes:

Watercolors for Illustrators 

Watercolor Florals - Orchids

Watercolor Succulents

138 of 139 students recommendSee All

Very informative! I so want to paint a cute animal for my daughter! Thank you, Sandra.
Iryna Boehland

Hopelessly in love with watercolor!

This is a very beautiful class! The techniques are great and well showed! Thank you for the value, Sandra. Your illustrations are adorable!
Rita Viana

Graphic Designer and Animator

Nice class
Natasha Chambers






Sandra Bowers

Illustrator+ Surface Pattern Designer

I'm Sandra Bowers, I'm a Freelance Illustrator and Surface Pattern Designer based in BC, Canada. I'm originally from the beautiful Medellin, Colombia, where it's springtime all year round!

I have very big eyes and I love animals, specially dogs. Most of my inspiration comes from nature and animals, so I'm lucky to live in a place where I can sit in the garden and watch many free animals come close enough to admire (coyotes, raccoons, bunnies and many many birds!).

I love mixin...

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