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1 round (an older or cheaper brush is adequate for this technique) with clean water and gently rub along the edges of the spots to soften the borders. Dab with a paper towel to lift out the wet color. indd 47 1 2 3 4 Masking Fluid Is Best for Small Areas Masking ﬂuid is best used in areas where a smooth wash is desired or to create the sparkle of a wing or stars. In general, use masking ﬂuid sparingly. If you can paint around a spot instead of masking it, paint around it. Masked areas will have a very hard and noticeable edge.
The opposite side from the light source will have reﬂected light on it and will therefore be a bit lighter as well. Branches Every time a branch divides, the branches from the split are smaller than its parent. The divided branches keep getting smaller and smaller until you get to the little twigs at the end of the branch. indd 56 10/19/07 4:18:29 PM Painting bark Oak Dryad Painting tree bark (and indeed much of nature) is a good time to let loose of any overly-controlling tendencies you may have.
Let your lines overlap and cross over each other. crescent-shaped edges. Faeries thrive in gardens and in the wild. The colorful profusion of flowers and petals can be used for both backgrounds and for creative faery garments. 2 3 Reﬁne the Basic Shape Lay a piece of tracing paper over your spiral. Trace over the lines that turn the spiral from a scribble to a real rose. Use the spiral as a guide, building petals out of the lines that crisscross. Roses at various angles Reﬁne the basic shapes into a bouquet Rose Bushes The same technique can be used to draw roses at various angles.