Today we have just one simple trick to show you. It should make your work with airbrush little easier.
Usually you have two options when you mix paints for airbrush.
- You can use pre-mixed paints from any airbrush paints range, like Vallejo Air. It’s pretty convenient in use, although it mean you’ll to reorganize your palette and buy matching regular and airbrush paints.
- You can just thin your regular paints. Most of people use professional Airbrush Thinner. It works great, it make even stubborn paints go well with your airbrush. I really recommend it if you airbrush only from time to time. However, when you airbrushing a lot it may get quite expensive.
Luckily there’s third option which is easy and really inexpensive. You can make your own paint thinner, its isn’t as good as Vallejo Thinner but is close enough.
Mix Isopropyl Alcohol with water. You’ll need 15ml of alcohol in 100ml solution. You can really go by eye. If you add to much alcohol it will screw up you paint, but you can easily fix it by adding more water to the original solution.
It’s really cheap. Even if you paint a lot as we do, the 32.oz bottle will be enough for the rest of your life. 🙂
Mix you solution in bottle with applicator and use it to thin your paints when airbrushing.