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Discussion in 'Beginners Airbrush Questions!' started by beginner-James, Aug 11, 2018.


  1. beginner-James

    beginner-James Gravity Guru

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    I'm searching for a good source for texture stencil/scotch bright

    I have scotch bright BUT it's to new and thick what do you do to break it in, I've tried to pull it apart but it's still to thick. I have bought a FX stencil not tried it yet!! (Iwata-Medea Artool Freehand Airbrush Templates, Texture Fx Mini Series ) this was around £15.00. I have tried to find florist webbing/paper but unable to find any I've see this used by Airbrush Academy in a video but as I've said I'm unable to source it IF ANYONE has some could I buy some from you.

    I also have the usual Scalpel's and blades euro scratch set (3 brushes, Wire, copper Wire and fibre glass) so what else can I use
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    I also have French curves set of three plastic shields

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    I found the same with scotch brite being too thick. I ended up cutting it in half carefully with a razor blade and it seemed to do the trick.
    The texture fx stencils I use all the time and they're fantastic.
    Try a Fibre-glass pencil for texturing. I'm loving the effects you can get with one of them.
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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin Very Likeable!

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    Dryer sheet.
    It Can be used as is or if you want greater detail then Hand wash a dozen or so in warm water - no detergent required. Peg them somewhere to dry the iron them flat.

    Remay is Mr.microns weapon of choice.
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    It's the same thing as the dryer sheets
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    basepaint Air-Valve Autobot! Very Likeable!

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    Here's a small list of things I use for textures

    1.erasers of all sizes and makes both pencils and square.
    2 Dryer sheets
    3. Electric eraser.
    4. Onion sack, (makes great scale pattern for lures)
    5.shower scruber.
    6. Different types of netting.
    7. A wadded up piece of plastic bag
    8 5 mil fiberglass eraser.
    9. exacto blade (scratching hair,fur and highlights)
    10. Rubber mat from a draw. (Spray thru to make carbon fiber look)

    And these are just a few you can use anything really just think outside the box and try a few crazy objects and see what YOU CAN FIND!:D:thumbsup::thumbsup:
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    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Mod

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    Scothbrite.. rip it then tease the ends out... and add paintbrush (spray through the bristles...)
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    I have seen net curtain used to get snake skin texture on a petrol tank, cotton wool, fishnet stockings or that type of material. If you can spray through it, it can be used.

    Lee
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    As an alternative to scotch brite you can use the material from aquarium / filter material.
    you can cut it as thin as you want.
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    That is a great find thank you Erwin I also have made a wire stencil for hair I used aerial wire the outer armour is really fine wire again inspiration is from Airbrush Academy Video I watched

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    This is a really good list thank you basepaint
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    I like the paint brush I have a Acrylic/oil painting Fan Brush that would work for animal hairs Thank you Mark

    Beginner -James
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    I had a set of french curves as well, but I sent them back because the packaging said "made in China", how can they be french if their made in China, :eek: I'll wait until I have money to travel to France and get the real thingo_O
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    Hi James, this is an interesting topic. I've been experimenting with simple Kleenex tissue paper, which I scrunch up. I apply a short burst of white or dark spray on topic of a certain area, and then I use the scrunched tissue to dab away parts of the wet paint. It needs to be done quickly (within 10 seconds or so) before the layer dries.

    See below an example of the outcome. I am still working on "industrializing" this effect, as it is quite labor-intensive. Also, the outcome is rather unpredictable and needs a lot of clean-up by painting over it afterwards. I've looked for a real old-school sponge, but couldn't get hold of such one... seems like all the stores sell these days are the scotch-brights.

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    The tissue paper might leave paper behind that's why I use the plastic bag to dab the paint;)
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    I use pretty much anything I can find that will give me the effect I am looking for, I did this video for SiRoxx, Rick Martin , Jurien and anyone else who was interested in seeing it.
    It is nothing special but you may find something useful into.
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