There are two ways to paint with an airbrush—freehand or with stencils. Each method provides a different look. Freehand techniques are excellent for producing soft shadows, mellow gradations, and soft, fine lines. Stencils work well for items that have hard edges, straight lines, or areas where precision is required.


STENCIL FILM Stencils provide complete control of the spray; there is no guesswork with this technique. There are various types of stenciling material and different ways of using them. Here, a piece of frosted stencil film has been laid over a painting in progress, and the stencil is being cut out with a very sharp art ...

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