Learning to Airbrush

I just got a new toy!  An airbrush kit! Thank you to my guardian angel for sending it to me.

Ok, this airbrushing thing is not as easy as I thought it would be.  Nope.  I have a lot to learn, especially how to control the trigger on the dual action airbrushes.

Here are my first two practice pieces.  This is my first real airbrush test using a design I created for a heat transfer vinyl project.

 The dual action is messier.  I think I had the PSI too high for a beginner (60PSI).  I also ended up with a line going through the face.  uggghhh!

The single action piece was a lot cleaner, but I messed up when I went back over the black and I forgot to fill in the islands on the stars.  Filling in the islands on the dual action side was a challenge.

I will practice more with the dual action brush because I like the trigger action,  The single action is really for base coating I believe.

I'll be posting more to show my progress.  I practiced on paper, but I will mostly be airbrushing t-shirts.

Heading back over to youtube to see what other tips I can get.



Airbrush Stencils

Oh boy, gotta change how my brain works with these stencils.  If you've visited my blog for a while, you know that I've been creating stencils to use with heat transfer vinyl.  Well, with those you weed out all the white areas.  With the stencils I want to use with airbrushing, I have to weed out all the black.  This means I have to add in "islands" so I can have one whole stencil (parts not falling out).   With me, it takes a bit of thought to make that whole piece.  I've gotten better, but I have a bit of a way to go.  Especially with circles that I like to add to my designs.  I have to remember that I have to fill in those "islands" when I get ready to airbrush the design.

You can't tell from these photos, but that is black paper behind these white stencils. I used the black paper so you can see the stencils.

 My decorative afro has a lot of "islands".  I don't think I could forget to fill those in when I get ready to airbrush.  I'm just a little troubled with the circles on the right.  I'm gonna have to improvise.

 Notice the islands on her eyes.  When i get ready to airbrush, I will fill those in.



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