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How I make stars (and spells): I use masking fluid before painting
And it's always magical when I remove it 🌟

@anaisfae Woooowww, I've just started using masking fluid, but I'm very clumsy with it still. In awe at your perfect lines and circles!

@JenJen Thanks! The trick is to use a dip pen, it makes fine lines (and it's easy to clean :D)
And on my compass I have a special nib made for ink, it's really handy

@JenJen Tbh I struggled with brushes for a long time before thinking of this xD

@gingerrroot aaah sorry for the late answer I didn't see your toot T_T thank you!!

@anaisfae this is really cool, I only ever use pencils for my own art, so this is like magic to me

@anaisfae Love this painting! Can I ask, what brand of masking fluid do you use? I've tried several brands, but always have a difficult time getting detail. They're usually too goopy or thick to get good fine lines.

@squerk Thanks! The brand's Pébéo. I apply it with nibs, so it's easier to get fine details :)

@anaisfae Thank you for the info! I'll look for that brand. I've never thought to apply it with nib pen. Do you have to dilute it or just use from the bottle?

@squerk I just use it from the bottle, it's not too thick (and I wouldn't risk diluting it anyway, it reacts weirdly with water)

@anaisfae Good to know. Thank you again! I'm excited to try it out. I also found a video saying masking fluid works well with ruling pens. I'm going to pick some up and give it a shot.

@squerk Ooh that's the thing I have on my compasses, I didn't know the name. Yes it works well too!
And you're welcome ^^

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