9

I'm just getting started with an airbrush and I plan to spend some time practicing basic techniques (dots, straight lines, curves, etc.) using cheap acrylic paints which I will dilute down to airbrush paint consistency.

I eventually plan to use my (yet to be developed) airbrush skills on smooth non-porous surfaces like metal and hard plastic. At that time, I will move up to real airbrush paints, but I hope to have developed comfortable control of the brush before then.

Question: What cheap paper types are appropriate for beginner-level airbrush practice?

I'm assuming that "low-absorption" and "extremely smooth" are traits which I should be looking for, but beyond that, I don't have a clue.

Also, if there are non-paper mediums that would serve better, (I am currently using those red-plastic disposable plates)... please let me know.

6

The paper you are looking for is "Bond" which has a smooth plate surface.

You could also use Hard Press or Hot Press water color paper but that will be more absorbent.

  • Thanks! That information will help a lot! +1 I was getting tired of showing off my painted plastic plates to my friends. – Henry Taylor Nov 21 '16 at 18:27
  • There are bond papers specifically made for airbrushing out there too, but any bond should do. – rebusB Nov 22 '16 at 19:25
0

I'm relatively new in the hobby and newer with my airbrush, sometimes I use plastic bottles and aluminium cans. I try draw to draw the patterns.

  • i know its no paper but i want share what i do ;) – jesus Nov 11 '16 at 21:39
  • Every try paper cups? – Matt Nov 12 '16 at 2:31
  • Thanks for the idea! There seems to be something wrong with the points buttons. I've tried to give you a +1, but the counter only goes negative. Never seen it do that before. Thanks! – Henry Taylor Nov 15 '16 at 13:43

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.