|View single post by Gene Mallard|
|Posted: Wed Mar 31st, 2010 08:52 pm||
|I was wondering if anyone could direct me to a tutorial on painting glass with an airbrush, or if they could give me a few pointers.
Recently my friend's father gave me a never used airbrush (same kind I had in college) and I simply can not get it to work with glass paint. The only thing I can get it to spray is pure water or pure alcohol, and only when it's in the little cup.
I'm working with a Reusche bister brown and umber brow mix, and using denatured alcohol as my painting medium, and no matter how much I thin the paint, I can't get it to spray out.
I am using the #5 tip as recommended for ceramic glaze, and I have experimented with every pressure from 5psi to 40psi.
I had really been counting on using this to lay a perfectly smooth matte on some moderately large pieces of glass, but it appears as though I might have to go back to the idea of using the badger brush. That's been very frustrating, because on large pieces where perfect smoothness is desired, a badger brush often leaves a lot to be desired.
Ironically I was best in my class with the airbrush painting, and I have extensive experience working with spray paints. :-( I'm almost tempted now to just turn to my automotive painting spray guns, but will wait to see if anyone has any helpful hints for me.
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