Masking Fluid & Christmas Baubles

masking fluid & baubles

Look no trees in this card!

I used  the same technique as I used for the Snow Storm Collage card over a base of flicked masking fluid. Several readers have looked for masking fluid with varied success. The one I am using is Winsor & Newton masking fluid for watercolour painting.

Edited to add: Several readers have shared that the masking fluid is available at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Dick Blick, Jerry’s Artorama, I have bought it at both Michaels and Wallacks art supply. One thing to look for when you buy is that it is for watercolour painting, another is that it is not permanent. I prefer to have a little colour in it so I can see where it is, so I would not go for the colourless one. Mine ends up looking a creamy colour but I have used one that is bright orange also.

That’s all for today; thank you for visiting and thank you for all the encouragement, I love reading your comments.


Stamps:  Letter Background , Hanging Treasures,Winter Scroll  (Penny Black)
Inks:  Sweet plum, Paris Dusk (Tsukineko)
Also: Winsor & Newton Masking Fluid

14 Comments on “Masking Fluid & Christmas Baubles”

  1. Heather,

    Thank you for all your help, especially the tutorials and videos. If people are looking for masking fluid a good source is a fine arts supply store. There are two options online that I am aware of, one being Dick Blick and the other Jerry’s Artorama. I have purchased from both stores online and have been very satisfied with the quality as well as the customer service. I hope this helps some others looking for supplies they might not be able to find at a local craft store.


  2. Karen and Dale Wardley says:

    Hi Heather,

    When I go onto Currie’s Art Supply they have Winsor and Newton one just says colourless the other just says masking fluid is there a difference.

    Love your blog and am always interested when you mention areas in and around Ottawa. We spent 25 terrific years in Nepean have been here in Barrie since 1996.

    Have a wonderful Christmas and look forward to your wonderful cards in 2013.

    Karen Wardley

  3. Bahb says:

    Michael’s carries the same brand of masking fluid in their Art/ Paint department.. In that same department there are other items cardmakers would like as well…….600E glue, watercolor paper in many different grades, Rub ‘n Buff, sculpey clay.


  4. Anne Marks says:

    Fabulous effect i love it with the baubles 🙂

  5. Deb Heinritz says:

    I found the masking fluid at Hobby Lobby.

  6. Paula D says:

    this is beautiful. Thank you for the videos on masking fluid. I got some and as soon as the holiday frenzy ends, I am planning on playing with it. Merry Christmas.

  7. Gabby says:

    Beautiful card! Love the inking, stamping, snow … just beautiful. 🙂

  8. Carolyn says:

    Heather you are such an inspiration. Thanks to you I have discovered a whole new world of inking. Your tutorials are really helpful. Would you show us the sponges you use and what type of paper you use. I have discovered this can make a big difference in how the ink is accepted on the paper. Thank you again for sharing your time and talents with so many.

  9. Heidi says:

    I find every time I use the masking fluid most of the time my paper rips when I try to take the fluid off. Is it the fluid I’m using? Or the paper (I use Stampin Up! vanilla or white)? Do I leave it too long (though it does have to dry)? Have you ever had that problem?

  10. I love the snow with the baubles! I would have never thought of that combination. Thanks for the inspiration! I so look forward to seeing your creations!

  11. Doreen Coon says:

    Hi Heather,
    Love your cards, and I’m definitely going to try your masking techique. I don’t live far from you.
    We live in Smiths Falls, so nice to find someone so close. I’ve just recently subscribed to your newsletter.
    Merry Christmas

  12. Mary H. says:

    Another gorgeous beauty. Really like the letter background and Holly swirl with the Christmas ornaments. Thanks for taking all the trouble to discuss the masking fluid. All your advice & tutorials really help, and I appreciate the effort you’ve made – along with all the lovely cards you share, and instructions. Merry Christmas.

  13. loyaz1 says:

    Masking Fluid is found in the art department at Michaels, rather than in the Crafts areas

  14. shirley-bee says:

    This is beautiful, Heather! Apart from the snow, I love that you’ve combined baubles, holly and text with purple and blue. That would be a recipe for disaster for most of us, but from you, it’s another masterpiece. Thanks for all your inspiration throughout the year, and have a fabulous Christmas! I’m off to case this while it’s in my head!

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