Created by: faux nom
Project

Airbrush Practice

What are you most proud of? Stenciling that looks way more polished than my previous sponged efforts

You Can Make This

faux nom made Airbrush Practice with:

  • Angies Fall placement stencil from Alabama Chanin website; flour-sack dishtowel; Createx paint (a mix of pearl
  • black
  • white and sand)

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Stenciling that looks way more polished than my previous sponged efforts

Q&A with faux nom

PSCD asked:
I think you were smart to get the 1/8 hp to start with. It gives you an opportunity to decide if this is really something you want to do a lot of. I had this big one sitting in the shed, so have to use it - although I do love the fact that I can work in silence - lol.
faux nom answered:
If I'
vintagefae asked:
My word, but this is pretty. Beautiful job. :-)
faux nom answered:
Thank you! I think I'm going to start giving these as gifts: a $1 dish towel, and I can outline the shapes in a customized color for each person.
Oceansong asked:
This was just in time for me in deciding which compressor to get. I also have some dish towels waiting to practice on before I actually stencil the fabric I bought from AC. I was wondering if it is easy to figure out the adaptors needed. And where did you find the paint? Your towel turned out beautiful.
faux nom answered:
oceansong - I'm sorry I didn't see your comment immediately, but I'll answer anyway. Finding the right adapter was trial and error, just taking my equipment into an old fashioned hardware store and getting help from a clerk who had a pretty good eye for what might work to connect the braided hose to the Harbor Freight compressor. I think it was easier because I got the braided hose - the little plastic hose didn't look like it would connect to anything other than a Badger machine. I got my Createx paint locally, at Artists and Craftsman Supply (which has a few outlets elsewhere in the country).

Skill Level

Beginner