KREUL Triton Acrylic Ink Masking Marker Lettering Tutorial

Ink and Masking Marker - a dynamic duo

03/24/2022 |

The spring sun is smiling, inspiring us to try out some colourful experiments and flourishing designs. As if by magic, colour flows to create unique gradations, revealing crisp white lines, it's enough to make our heart skip a beat. You only get this effect with watercolours? Nothing of the sort! All you need for trendy hand-lettering in a watercolour look is KREUL Triton Acrylic Ink, the SOLO GOYA Masking Marker and some water. Let’s get going with a nifty little technique that gets our creativity flowing. In this tutorial, we show you how to use ink and a masking marker to create elegant lettering art.




Lettering art in intense colour: KREUL Triton Acrylic Ink and SOLO GOYA Masking Marker

The SOLO GOYA Masking Marker is very popular with illustrators. After all, you can use the artist’s marker to get sharp-edged white lines on a watercolour background. The marker contains liquid rubbing crepe. This covers areas on the surface and prevents any application of colour. The masking agent can be easily rubbed off to leave the pure white of the paper – elegant with crisp contours. The expressive colour gradient is created with KREUL Triton Acrylic Ink. Our water-based acrylic ink has high, brilliant colour intensity. And in contrast to watercolour paint, this colour intensity is preserved after drying. The acrylic ink is very liquid in consistency. Perfect for creating a flowing background.

Step 1: Mask your white letters

Spring is exhilarating, inspiring the design of some dynamic lettering. For this, shake the SOLO GOYA Masking Marker, pump the rubbery liquid to the tip until small droplets emerge and glide the marker tip over the paper. If you are uncertain about the lettering strokes, first sketch out the letters with a pencil. The pencil lines are automatically removed when you rub away the masking agent. We recommend you create your lettering on KREUL Paper Acrylic. The surface of this special paper is finely structured and the paper is very strong. The special grain gives a canvas-like surface finish. Is the masking agent dry? Then, the painting fun can begin!

Step 2: Flowing colour application with acrylic ink

First, wet the paper slightly with water. Then mix KREUL Triton Acrylic Ink in Violet Red with a little water in a ceramic bowl. The bright pink becomes a softer rose colour. You can apply the liquid acrylic ink easily with the supplied pipette. Now, paint the ink onto the wet background. Wow – the acrylic ink starts to the flow! And after it has dried, the colour radiates even more intensively. What about a couple of strokes in a romantic rose hue? For this, draw leaf tendrils with the SOLO GOYA Masking Marker over the dried paper, before applying another layer of violet red on top. That works really well, of course, as the KREUL Triton Acrylic Ink dries water-resistant and does not resolubilize any layers of ink underneath. So, ink layer by ink layer, you build up this special look.

Step 3: Rub off the masking agent

Once the paper has dried, rub off the masking agent – you can do this easily with your fingers. The white lettering and rose-coloured leaf tendrils become visible on the intense colour background in watercolour effect! Wonderful how precise the lines are. What about another piece in spring-like lilac shades? You can quickly mix this trendy colour yourself by mixing KREUL Triton Acrylic Ink in Violet Red with Light Blue and get going again with this mixed colour. Just go with the flow!



KREUL Triton Acrylic Ink
SOLO GOYA Masking Marker medium
KREUL Paper Acrylic