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Cheaper masking fluid

by Lynne
(Canada)

Instead of the more expensive masking fluids, I tried Jiffy Sew which is a rubber based fabric glue. It is a little thicker but it worked just fine - removed easily, etc. I found a 50 ml tube for $6 at Walmart. I prefer this tube to the little jar with the wide opening because you waste less. It doesn't dry out in the tube as it does in the jar when you leave it open.

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by: Anonymous

Thank you for the tip but it would be great if you would have posted an image of the glue, so that it could be confirmed what type of glue you are talking about and if its available in my area.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Jun 17, 2009
A question about Jiffy Sew
by: Tutor Shirley Charlton

can you please post a image of this favric glue so I can see what the tube looks like and if we can buy it here in Australia as a lot of my students need a cheaper masking fluid

Jun 10, 2009
cheaper masking fluid
by: Lynne

It is just a little thicker and the brush cleans with water just like the commercial masking liquid. It is the same chemical composition as far as I can see. I use the masking so I can paint wet in wet and not have to worry about the paint flowing into the adjacent area. How do you control that without the masking fluid?

Jun 10, 2009
Cheaper Masking Fluid
by: Mary Ann

How thick is it? And how do you apply it if it is thicker? If you use a brush, how do you clean it?
Or do you use a toothpick for thin lines? It sounds like a great option if it covers well.
I really don't use masking fluid much because the results almost never are satisfactory, and I have to clean up so many edges, though, I know if you pour your watercolors you really need to mask out the whites.

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