AIRBRUSH: Learn the Basics of Airbrush Technique Part 3:  Airbrush Colors

AIRBRUSH: Learn the Basics of Airbrush Technique
Part 3:  Airbrush Colors

Com-Art Airbrush Colors by Medea

Com-Art Airbrush Colors are designed specifically for use with the airbrush, but can also be applied with a paintbrush. These pre-reduced colors are available in both opaque and transparent formulas.

There are 27 rich, dense colors in opaque that spray smoothly and resist clogging. Com-Art heavily-pigmented opaque paints produce brilliant results and accurate four-color separations when reproduced. They are available in 1, 4, 16, and 32 ounce and gallon sizes. Also available are six neutral grays, along with warm and cool additives, for black and white photographic retouching or illustration.

The Com-Art transparent colors are a perfect match for the Com-Art opaque colors. Eighteen non-fading, permanent transparent colors are available. These are intermixable with the opaques, can be worked over top for glazing techniques, and are available in the same sizes as the opaques.

Medea Airbrush Cleaner is used for cleaning the airbrush when using these or any other water-soluble paints. It is ready to use, fast-acting, odorless and environmentally safe. Remember—always spray in a well-ventilated area whenever using airbrush paint or cleaner.

TIP: Medea Airbrush Cleaner can also be used as a liquid eraser for Medea Com-Art Colors. When working on a smooth surface (hot press), Com-Art opaque and transparent colors can be wiped off with Medea Airbrush Cleaner. Use a little cleaner on a cotton swab, paper towel or soft rag to clean off large areas of paint or wipe down to the white illustration board for bright highlights. Practice this technique; you’ll find it helpful.

Textile Airbrush Colours

Textile Airbrush Colours are pre-reduced paints designed specifically for airbrush use on T-shirts, fabric and leather. They are ready to be sprayed directly from the bottle with no further reduction. You may choose from 18 standard transparent colors, 7 heavily pigmented opaques, 7 fluorescents, 4 metallics and 2 grays. These paints are free-flowing, brilliant and non-clogging. The non-clogging nature is due to a special additive call “the lube,” which provides a flow-enhancer that allows for hours of hassle-free spraying. It also allows for better fabric absorption that prevents fading of color from repeated washings. Note that the paint must be heat-set to lock the paint into the fabric before washing.

Heat-Setting Instructions:

—Conveyer: 320 degrees for 20 minutes.

—Heat Press: 375 degrees for 30 seconds.

—Conventional Iron: Cotton setting for 2 minutes.

—Heat Gun: Rotating motion for 30 seconds.