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Discussion in 'General Airbrush Discussion' started by Patrick Van Laere, Apr 26, 2018.


  1. Malky

    Malky Pencil Pushing Protagonist Very Likeable!

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    I always used Dastry to clean up my whiteboard and desk after each project while I was living in the Netherlands, I used to soak my old empty paint bottles in it too for re-use:)
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    erwin de pan Needle-chuck Ninja

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    I do the same.
    I also use it as a cleaner. 1 / 4 with water
    Ammonia is the stuff that affects your croom.
    we do not have that problem here.:)
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    musicmacd The Createx Bandit Very Likeable!

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    I bought neat ammonia from the net before I knew the technique Dru used, it stinks so bad that the windex was a blessing! Dru said you only need a small percentage of ammonia I think he said 3%
    As for YUPO Vs Blair paper for me the Blair is a lot thicker than Yupo, it also has a better tooth, it can take more abuse too, but I have broken many pieces by going to hard with the erasing tools, so it’s not a miracle paper! Obviously the price is won by the Yupo! For me it works out about $7-8.00 every time I paint and project, at the scale of 12x8inches which helps push my limits easily :)
  4. Patrick Van Laere

    Patrick Van Laere Gravity Guru

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    With the Classroom in a Box hair kit I also found that you can quickly get through the Synthetic paper of Dru Blair with the knife
    but it is because I have not yet fully mastered this technique o_O
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    musicmacd The Createx Bandit Very Likeable!

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    Keeping it light is key!!
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    Like MacD stated, a light touch is the key, hold it as shown, not like a pencil and ‘stroke’ the paper rather than ‘scratch’. The term ‘scratching ‘ infers pressure but there is really very little pressure involved. And make sure your blade is sharp! One or more blades per large piece is not uncommon depending on the amount of blade work involved.
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  7. Patrick Van Laere

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    "and ‘stroke’ the paper rather than ‘scratch’. The term ‘scratching ‘ infers pressure but there is really very little pressure involved."
    I am sure that I was scratching more than stroke the paper with too much pressure on the knife :)
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