I really hate the ammonia smell of masking fluid, so I'm trying out alternative resist techniques. I drew the heads of these dandelions using a clear Sakura Glaze pen, let it dry, and then painted a watercolour wash (3 colours) right over. When the paint was completely dry, I rubbed the gel pen with my finger to clean up the gel pen. It's not bright white like masking fluid, but it's not a bad alternative.
I did the same again here, but I also sprinkled some salt into the wet wash, to create a grainy mottled effect, and flicked some paint spatter. I quite like the effects but I wish I'd masked the dandelion heads from the paint spatter.