1st Try Molotow Masking Pen on Watercolor Paper


Scare Crow in Pumpkin PatchHello and welcome back. Today I have another review of a new product (at least for me). Soooo many people are talking about the Molotow masking pen and today I finally used it. I got it at Hobby Lobby with their 40% off coupon (still kind of pricey).

I wanted to create a pumpkin patch. Even though Halloween already passed, we still have fall 😉
I checked some “How-To’s” and started stamping the pumpkins on Ranger water color paper using Memento black dye-ink. I learned that I had to stamp the top images first, mask them and stamp the next layer, mask them, and so on. Btw, the pumpkins I used are from Mama Elephant – Meowlloween, Lawn Fawn – Happy Harvest (as are the crows and scare crow), and Winnie & Walter – Moonlight. After I was done, I colored the ground and the sky with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Brown and Blush for the ground; Yellow, Orange, Carmine Red, Scarlet Red, Violet, and Deep Blue for the sky. Unfortunately, after I used some water to soften the colors, I had red sprinkles all over the image.
Molotow Masking Pen on Pumpkins
After I was done, I removed the masking pen by rubbing over the paper. As you can see, some of the pumpkins stamped through the masking fluid, even though I let it dry before I stamped on it again. I either had a too thin layer or it wasn’t dry enough (How can something get dryer than dry?), or the Molotow Masking Pen doesn’t work on water color paper.
Unmasked Pumpkins
Anyway, I didn’t want to throw this image away, because I already put a lot of work in it and I still liked it. But here I decided to color the scare crow and the pumpkins with Copics, hoping I can cover up some of the splotches. I tried to have the shadows moving with the sunset, so the part of the pumpkin that is facing the sun is lighter than the part away from the sun.
Done Coloring
I still wasn’t happy. The darker colors in the sky looked unnatural and I was still able to see all the stamp lines on the pumpkins. I was able to remove some of the darker sky by running the image through my Big Shot using a Lawn Fawn stitched square die, but I guess that I just have to accept the little “buh-buh’s” on the pumpkins.
Scare Crow in Pumpkin Patch

I think that the Molotow Masking Pen is pretty amazing. I doubt that all the issues I had today are a result of a none working masking fluid. I saw too many videos where it worked perfectly fine. I bet that it had something to do with the amount of fluid I put onto the paper (plus using water color paper instead of regular one).

I also like to add this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Thanks/ Thanksgiving.

One Comment:

  1. One word–WOW!! Love your inking and gorgeous coloring! The labor of love was real, but oh. so. worth. it! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Thanks/Thanksgiving” Challenge!

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