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Quick Tip: Masking Tape Markings

I use masking tape to keep my white socks clean. Blue, green or just the plain kind all work.

I rip the sections of tape off so my markings have irregular edges, not scissor-straight ones. It can take several small pieces to get the shape I want. Then I cover the leg and hoof with tape and trim off extra. This gives me a finger-hold while I'm pastelling.

After my final pastel and spray has dried, I peel off the tape.


Then I sand the pastel-primer edge with fine (320 grit) sandpaper to remove the line.


Then I'm ready to paint the marking with acrylics.


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