I think I mentioned how much I like the book Print Workshop, yes? Well, I think it was in that book that I learned about frisket (aka masking paint). Turns out to be expensive ($10 for a small bottle) but as soon as I read about it I wanted to try it. And so we did.
I wanted Biscuit to make an alphabet sampler. In my mind, she drew the letters (lightly, in pencil) and I painted over them. In reality she insisted on painting over them--a task she accomplished but not especially neatly. Oh well, I'd rather she be happy doing collaborative art then end up with perfect products.
While the frisket dried we tested water colors.
And then we painted. I did restrict Biscuit to a single color to avoid having a picture on a picture. Meanwhile, I tried masking off part of my project and allowed myself TWO colors. Whoa, life on the wild side.
Watching paint dry. She put the frisket on really, really thin. I was worried. But!
It came off! Pro tip for ya, if you have a thin frisket issue, you can erase it with an eraser rather than trying to peel it. 100% easier and didn't rip the paper at all!
Our finished projects. And yes, I already have two more things ready to frisket and/or paint. This is fun.
Final pro tip: the book said it, the lady at the store said it and they were both right--this stuff totally ruins your paintbrushes. Use old ones.