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Old 10-09-2009, 04:05 AM   #1
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Question copic airbrush system

I am thinking of trying out the copic airbrush system. When you airbrush a background is the look much different than just sponging on color for your background? Do you think it is worth the time and money?
What are the different ways to use this?
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:40 AM   #2
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I think it's easier to get finer graduation of colour with an airbrushed background that you could with sponging. You can also pull tricks with the colourless blender for effects I don't think you could achieve with sponging. This card in my gallery, for example, has an airbrushed sunrise sky and then I used the fine point of the colourless marker to draw in radiating lines. As it removes most of the colour, you get "rays of light". I can't see an easy way to do that with dye inks and sponges.

You can do things with an airbrush and your Copics that you couldn't do with ink and a sponge - e.g. add colour to acetate or "ghost" shapes, colour buttons or other plastic/resin embellies. Great for adding shading or changing the colour of things like Primas, too.

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Old 10-09-2009, 08:48 AM   #3
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I am so very happy with the copic airbrush system. I purchased an air compressor at Harbor Freight (about $70) then got the air brush system needed to work with the compressor at Ellen Hutsons store. I love the airbrushed look - here are a few of my cards done with airbrushing the background:
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I just don't think you can get the same looking results with sponging
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