My sister wants to learn how to airbrush (with paint) I want to learn how to airbrush with cake color. How did you learn the technique? Are there schools, videos, books, anything or anywhere to learn besides trial & error? Thank you for sharing your experiences & expertise with this method. We are anxious to get started.
I got that book too and it didn't help me any either. I also took a class at the Mid-Atlantic cake show but they were using a single action and mine is a double action so I got to learn how the techniques were done but not how to use my airbrush. I'll be checking out the link you sent but the best thing to do is just play with it.
I also just purchased an airbrush, I've been practicing by using a coloring book.
What is the difference in a single & double action airbrush? Which is the easiest to use & which do you prefer? Also, thanks for the web site & the info.
the airbrush sites will go over the different airbrushes and terminology. but a single action always has air flowing through it you just pull the lever back to control the colour, a double action you have to push down the lever to control the air and then pull it back to control the color flow. since i started on a single action its easier for me, had i started on a double action that would be the one i prefer. so its personal choice on that.
Hmmmm, the double sounds more complicated----I can see my walls, counters & floors painted with many glorious colors!
I actually started airbrushing for nails (i am also an athome nail tech) and started out on a double action, i then used a single action in a grocery store bakery (this is what they used for all of their cake airbrushing) and like the double action wayyy better. also having invested in a higher quality compressor where you can control the psi really helps for different spray techniques i think..but still to this day, i am learning to airbrush, i still suck at it quite a bit. i would love to take a valuable class or see a valuable dvd that would actually help.