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Old 07-15-2014, 08:16 AM   #1
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Has anyone tried the Perfect Airbrush from Perfect Papercrafting? I'm going to order the Perfect Layers mini set + mat, and I'm considering throwing this into the cart, too, since I don't have an airbrush yet. Any input? Thanks in advance!
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SU and Tim Holtz sell this tool too.
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It looks to be the same as the Tim Holtz air brush thingy. (Other companies have had/have this same tool. A friend has had hers for 8+ yrs and it still works fine. SU retired theirs a few years ago.) It is not really an air brush per se like an electric compressor type. It is more like a hand tool that holds several different brands of color markers and you squeeze the rubber bulb to force air onto the marker nib. I would consider it more of a spritzer. I have one and it works for me because I only want to use it to spritz color on the background. Have used it with stencils or alone. This tool is fine for what I need.

Will not get the coverage the compressor type air brush gets - you'd get carpal tunnel problems!
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Thanks for the input, ladies! I'm well aware that it's not a true airbrush - just want to use it with stencils and such - so I don't have overly high expectations there
My thought was that they all look like the same animal, regardless of vendor, and sort of wanted validation there... I think I'm probably safe, then. Thanks again!
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I think the one offered by Ranger is a little easier to use. I have the one from Perfect Paper and my hand gets tired. Granted, it is after quite a while, but it is something to consider if you are doing more than a spritz here and there.
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Thanks for that info, too - I'm not exactly a spring chicken any more, and it might matter, so that's good to know...
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It's so funny to me that this tool is back. SU sold it for years and I always hated mine as I couldn't get the marker to sit in the tool whereas other stampers were masters. Yes, it does take some hand pressure and your hand can tire if you are using a large stencil.
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I have 2 of them sitting in my sell or give to charity pile. I didn't enjoy the effort for the end result.
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I'm wondering if I'll be happier with sprays...?
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I'm wondering if I'll be happier with sprays...?
I can't say but if you haven't used sprays a lot, they also have drawbacks but for me, if someone gave me another one of these tools it would go straight in the garage sale basket. I love sprays and have a bunch of different brands and homemade.

Spray head clog - all of them.
You don't get even coverage unless you spray heavy

I primary use sponge and Airebrush brand stipple brushes for most of my stencil work when I want full coverage and sprays when I want a more transparent/uneven coverage.

All methods seem to have some warts but none are enough to really bug me. I try to look at the serendipity factor.
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Thanks for the further input! Maybe I should just get one, try it AND some sprays and see how I like the various results. Can't hurt to expand the repertoire and the tool supply, right?
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I've attached a couple of my favorite mist backgrounds - it's really fun. Zana Clark is one of my favorite mist artists. She's closed her store but look at her art - she is amazing!
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