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Masks are moveable patterns or patches, similar to templates and may be
made of acetate or heavy weighted paper. Masks protect areas that are NOT
to be painted. Cut a mask in any desired shape and place over the area of the
Setting the mask directly on the drawing surface and spraying on it
will create a hard-edged line. Raising the mask from the drawing surface
allows paint overspray to seep under the edge of the mask softening the line.
Figure 6-16. shows a hard-edged line created by a mask.
Figure 6-16.A hard-edged line created by a mask.
Figure 6-17 shows a soft-edged line created by raising the edge of the mask
off the drawing surface.
Figure 6-17.A soft-edged line created by a raised mask.
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