How to put a perfect setting sun into a sunset .

by Marlene Griffin
(Australia (at the moment))

I use a small sized velcro sticker on my watercolour paper to blot out the position of the sun when painting a sunset. You can get these stickers in different sizes and they can be used and reused.


When you have painted your sky washes you can easily lift your sticker off. It will give you give a perfect round outline and the paint does'nt seep underneath it. Simple !! So much easier than trying to work your washes around a blank round space or trying to get the masking fluid to a perfect circle.

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Alternative Perfect Sun Shape
by: Caledoniagirl

Wrap a 5p (UK Stirling) coin in a piece of smooth absorbent paper, kitchen paper or thick tissue, screwed tighly around the shape then when the paint is still WET press the coin into the paint - do not scrub or twist - hold for a couple of seconds and, perfect sun shape!

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'velcro sun'
by: Jane, USA

GREAT idea!, thanks for sharing it with us

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Velcro Sunset
by: Heather

Wow!!! thank you for a great hint, If only I used that the other day when I did my sunset . thank you I will keep my eye open for some velcro circles.

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brilliant!
by: Anonymous

Thanks for the tip. I was recently wondering just that...how to draw a perfect circle, and for those of us that are challenged by even drawing a simple circle, you velcro idea is perfect!! I'll be trying it soon!

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brilliant!
by: Anonymous

Thanks for the tip. I was recently wondering just that...how to draw a perfect circle, and for those of us that are challenged by even drawing a simple circle, you velcro idea is perfect!! I'll be trying it soon!

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sunset
by: Anonymous

thanks for idea i think it is great betty

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How to put a perfect sun into a sunset
by: Joy

Hi m
Marlene,

Many thanks for this super tip.....and thanks for sharing it

Joy


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Great tip - Thanks Marlene
by: Bob

Thanks for this little nugget Marlene. You're dead right about trying to paint a circle with masking fluid. I'll try to find an image of this velcro sticker and add it to your page.

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Sstickers
by: Dorothy, Cambs

this is a great idea, where can you get these stickers please?

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