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

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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

166 of 167 students recommendSee All

Love the way you can layer with the fluid.
Sandra Roberts

Teacher who loves to learn

Quick class to take if you don't know what masking fluid is for in watercolor painting.
Kim Brown

Scientist by Day, Mixed Artist Wannabe at night

Short and sweet!
Jeanette Jackson

Cake Artist, Illustrator





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 mixing ...

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