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05-03-2000, 05:42 AM
I am painting with watercolor since last summer, and I discovered frisket just recenely. I found out it can be very useful ang allows unusual effects, but I find some difficulties in using it in order to draw thin and regular lines. I dipped my brushes before in dish-soap, and really it helps preserving brushes, but even with a rigger I can't get lines so precise. I tried with a nib, but it is very hard to handle and load, as frisket is too thick.
do you have any tip?
thank you and bye,

05-03-2000, 06:40 AM
I find that if I thin my frisket, just a bit, and make sure my liner brush doesn't get clumpy... I can make the thinner lines. Don't thin the whole bottle, just the amount you have poured into another container to use.
BTW - I use water to thin (should have said that to begin with eh?)... http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
Some folks have used syringes with thinned frisket in them ... haven't tried that, but
can see how it would work ..

05-03-2000, 07:55 AM
I use Art Masking fluid by Winsor and Newton,
There seems to be two types, one colored light blue that is thicker. The one I have is lemon color, thin enough to paint thin lines using an old brush with most of the hairs cut off to make it finer than a rigger .Always rub washing up liquid into the hairs before use,

Watercolours from New Zealand (http://www.artistnation.com/members/paris/rod/)

05-03-2000, 01:55 PM
Winsor-Newton also has a new masking medium that you can mix with your paint. Paint in the line and let dry then you can paint over without lifting. If you are wanting to leave the white of the paper, use the medium as it. After it drys continue your painting. This medium is non-removable. It's pretty cool.

08-29-2000, 08:18 PM
Try a pointed steel nib with no reservoir.

08-30-2000, 07:44 AM
Hey Waterwings... welcome to the forum! I like your suggestion, and have just purchased some of those, hadn't thought of using them for frisket! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol

08-30-2000, 04:22 PM
I'll have to try the thinning with water 'cause I have trouble with globs. Sometimes use a toothpick for lines and an getting ready to try nib. I hadn't heard about the new W&N non removable type - Has anyone used it? Any ideas on how to not get a hard line at the edge of the frisket?

09-01-2000, 01:51 PM
Cheap Joe's has a small squeeze bottle with a hollow needle tip on it's cap. They call it an "oiler boiler". I use a bit of thinned frisket in this and can get very fluid and thin lines with a bit of practice. I have had my best success with this technique, and the least amount of problem with old frisket gumming up the works: When done, I empty the bottle immediately, refill with warm water, and clean the nozzle by squeezing out the water at high pressure.

You should be able to clear up the hard edge after the painting is completely dry and the frisket is removed: brush the line lightly with water only.

09-01-2000, 02:01 PM
Harra, about what % water do you use to thin masking fluid?

I had a CJAS oil boiler but didn't clean it correctly and now it's ruined.

09-01-2000, 07:33 PM
I also use a mapping pen, gives fine lines and easy to clean, have a look here,

Rodzart from New Zealand (http://www.artistnation.com/members/paris/rodzart/)