what kind of paper You are using with masking fluid? i've so far tried watercolor paper (ehm, no, bad idea) and drawing paper (kind of architecture students are using; better, but also, not quite good). at the moment i am waiting for the 3rd kind of paper to dry (glossy), so i could add drawing ink. my problem with Color&Co masking fluid is that when i am removing it afterwards, the paper scratches and rolls off too and it was not once. so, i have no idea, what i am doing wrong. wetting paper with ink to much maybe? will try to wait longer, to be sure it's really, really dry, before removing the fluid. i like the idea, but just can't get the result i want . it would be really helpful, if , let's say, the color change could indicate, when the masking fluid is really dry and one can add colors. the worst thing in this sad story of mine is that i am to represent this product to the group of kindergarten teachers on the 'morrow, 'cause my colleague cached cold, and there is no way to ask, what she was doing / using exactly :/
I use normal carton paper I buy at stationer's for the lowes price, here in CZ. I also sometimes use better quality watercolor paper. I have no problems with those.
I don't have any idea what are you doing wrong.. I have tried almost everything (really big ammount of water, paint, dry paper, not so dry paper, etc..)and it worked normaly.
Well, the main rule is to apply fluid on dry paper. Let it completely dry. Add paint. Let dry. AND HERE COMES THE PROBLEM (I finally remembered!!!) YOU CAN'T LET FLUID ON PAPER FOR REALLY LONG TIME. The best way is 1 day or 2, then remove it imideatelly. I hope a helped you a bit and I wish you good luck! ♥
Masking fluid is special liquid which is used to protect white parts of your painting. You apply fluid on places which you want to stay clean, let it dry and then you can apply colours. After all drying you put fluid away and you have clean spaces! Very usefull!