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Watercolor, hand lettering, and masking.

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I wanted to try doing some hand lettering and water coloring and I thought the easiest way to do it would be to use my Molotow masking pen.  

I started by finding a quote I really liked from Aesop, and hand lettered it in pencil on a piece of Bristol paper. 

 

 Beginning and some guide lines. 

Beginning and some guide lines. 

 Completed quote

Completed quote

 

Then I covered all of the lettering with the Molotow masking pen. 

 

 All masked and ready to go. 

All masked and ready to go. 

What I should have done here is erased my guidelines, but I didn't so they're slightly visible in the finished work, but if you are making this, now is a good time to erase them being careful not to disturb the masking fluid. 

Then I added my watercolor background and dried it with my heat tool.

 Before the reveal... 

Before the reveal... 

Finally I removed the mask with an adhesive eraser (they're very handy and won't cause your paper to pill). 

 

 Finished product! 

Finished product! 

Overall, I'm pretty happy with the results! The next time I do this though, I will erase my guidelines earlier and I will use a lighter sketch pencil when I do my hand lettering. Hope you enjoyed this, Happy Crafting!