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From School Teaching to Art and Craft Representative I have learned that I love to teach Art & Craft and see the joy that discovering their creativity brings to people's faces. I live in Queensland Australia & love the laid back lifestyle and the crazy Aussie sense of humour.

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Thursday, 4 April 2013

Airbrushed Backgrounds

Airbrushed Backgrounds

I have been taking airbrushing classes as you may have seen in a previous post. I have been itching to do some backgrounds. 

I sat down with my new airbrush I got for my Birthday this week and started playing with an assortment of stencils.

My idea is to approach the airbrushing the same way I approach doodling. No set plan. Let us see what happens as I go. 

I have not got what I would say is a good assortment of colors for my brush as yet, but I played with what I had.

After completing the backgrounds I started doodling over the top and had a great time. Because the paint is water based and goes on in very thin layers, the micron pens work easily over the top.

Here are the results.






I would be interested in what you think of the idea of random coloring first and them doodling over the top. 

Please give me some feedback.

HAPPY DOODLING

11 comments:

  1. I love your technique. Random colouring & doodling over the top is quite similar to the way I work - only with papers and acrylics & all sorts of other things.
    It really opens up your creative side and gets the right brain moving - the things you can see in a random pattern of colours that you just wouldn't think of otherwise are mind-blowing!

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  2. These are such fun and spirited ideas. They're inspiring, for sure.

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  3. I love it Judy- these are fantastic! I wanna learn too :)

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  4. I have been thinking about doing the same as the pens I use aren't waterproof, after reading the posts and seeing your pictures I think I will give it a go - I love what you have done, amazing how well the black shows up even on the darker background. I look forward to seeing what you post next - I would love to hear more about your airbrush as I have no experience with them at all.

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  5. Judy, in classes I've taken, because of time restraints, we have used Tombow markers and water (marker rubbed on a plastic plate, spritz of water and drop the tile onto it) AFTER we have drawn our tangles. Although I am usually pleased with the result, I prefer to colour the tile first. The reason being that, in some mysterious way the colour guides the tangle. If you put the colour on afterwards, you may find you have a blob of dark colour over a very delicate tangle. If the colour were there first may be you would have chosen to put that delicate tangle in another area of the tile. Just my thoughts!

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    1. Jakki, am I misunderstanding you or the other way around. I did put the color on first and then doodled.

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  6. As always, Judy, you inspire us!!! What a fabulous idea! I love what you did. Makes we want to pull out some copics and a can of air and give it a try! Just love it! You are so creative. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

    Sue Brailey

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  7. I can't imagine the steps. It would be wonderful if you showed a progression of photos showing the beginning to the end. Does your airbrush setup use an air pump, or a filled tire, or cans of air?

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    2. Hi Mildred, I use a setup similar to those people airbrushing cars. I have a small compressor to pump the air and Iwata airbrushes.

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  8. I think this is grest. Esspecially the last one is really stunning. And I agree, coloring first helps you as a guidline to do the tangles. Hope we will see more of your airbrushingtangle technique.

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