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After I started working hard to make my home feel more welcoming, I realized that there were a few issues with the way that I was crafting. I was spending more on the supplies to make the crafts than I would spend if I actually purchased the completed crafts myself, so I decided to take another look at the way I was doing things. I decided to start bargain hunting through the bins at the local craft store, and within a few weeks, my spending slowed significantly. This blog is all about spending less money on crafting and knowing how to get a bang for your buck.


Spending Less On Crafting

Airbrushing 101 | An Introduction For Novice Airbrush Artists

Leona Armstrong

Whoever thought of distributing paint by means of air pressure must have been quite the ingenious individual without a doubt. Painting with an airbrush setup gives you the ability to use the medium in mist form to perfectly blend, tint, and shade creations on everything from canvas and t-shirts to license plates and everything in between. If you are a creative crafter who wants to try your hand at airbrushing with paint, your first plan of action must be to get familiar with a few highly important things you need to know about the process. 

The type of paint you use in your airbrush gun will make all the difference. 

Just like any type of painting, you can use a range of paint types for your airbrushing project. The end result will be greatly affected by the type of paint products you choose and each type of paint works well for specific types of projects. You can use:

  • water-based paints, which give a more translucent finish
  • oil-based paints, which have a thicker consistency for a splattered effect
  • acrylic paint, which offers a more consistent color hue 
  • enamel paints, which are more permanent but also thin and easy to spray evenly

All airbrush paint types have their downfalls and advantages for different projects. 

Studying up on what type of paint you should use for your airbrushing project is a huge step in the right direction if you are serious about this as a crafting project. While there are many different types of airbrush paint you can use, each one has special considerations because each one has its shortcomings when used in certain applications. For example:

  • watercolor airbrushing gives a beautiful consistent coat of color, but it also lacks durability
  • enamel and urethane paints are extremely durable and easy to apply but can emit fumes that mean they can only be used in well-ventilated areas
  • oil-based airbrush paint is good for ceramics and wood, but the thicker consistency can also clog your air gun 

Airbrushing with paint takes careful patience and lots of practice. 

If you have ever watched a professional airbrush artist create a masterpiece, you have probably thought to yourself how easy it looks to do. But, keep in mind these people often have hours and hours of experience. Just like any other type of painting, airbrushing is an artistic action, which can take a lot of patient practice to perfect.