GET YOUR FREE DOSE OF INSPIRATION: VISIT THE ORLANDO AIRBRUSH GETAWAY, MAY 5-9!

Alum Colin Threadgould enjoys his annual pilgrimage from England to attend the ORLANDO AIRBRUSH GETAWAY. Get your FREE INSPIRATION! All are welcome to visit the ORLANDO AIRBRUSH GETAWAY, MAY 5-9, at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld. Gary Worthington’s TOP 30 T-SHIRT NAME DESIGNS 3-hour DVD, the latest issue of AIRBRUSH ACTION, the DIAMOND COLLECTION, and hundreds of other airbrush related items are available for sale at great discounts. Come meet some of your favorite celebrity airbrush artists! The address: 10100 International Drive, Orlando, Florida or call 732-233-7007.

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ORLANDO AIRBRUSH DAY 1: OFF TO A KILLER START 

20140505_111512OR GAD1STENCILS10LOORGA PSDAY1loORGA DAY1 INTRObLOORGA DAY1 INTROloAll are invited to check out The Orlando Airbrush Getaway, May 5th-9th at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld. Also, visit our store.

TO LEARN THE COOLEST AIRBRUSH, PINSTRIPING, & ART TECHNIQUES ON THE PLANET, ATTEND THE ORLANDO AIRBRUSH GETAWAY MAY 5-9 featuring 20 classes (http://www.airbrushaction.com/airbrush-getaway-workshops or call 800-876-2472 or 732-223-7878).
GROUP, BUDDY, MILITARY & COUPLE DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE.
FOR ALL THINGS AIRBRUSH:
Airbrush Getaway Workshops: http://bit.ly/1kvcNaE
Airbrush Action Magazine: http://bit.ly/1gGWzny
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/airbrushaction
Airbrush.TV: http://www.airbrush.tv/ (largest selection of online instructional videos on airbrushing.)
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Pinstriping Legend Glen Weisgerber Models his favorite Airbrush Action Shirts. Come Visit The Airbrush Getaway Store, May 5-9 Doubletree By Hilton Olrando at Seaworld

Just had breakfast with the Airbrush Getaway crew. Here, pinstriping legend Glen Weisgerber models one of his favorite new Airbrush Action shirts. These great new button-down shirts (T and long sleeve versions also) are available for sale at the Airbrush Getaway this week, May 5th-9, at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld.

THE ORLANDO AIRBRUSH GETAWAY BEGINS TOMORROW, MONDAY, MAY 5!
**SEATS ARE STILL AVAILABLE** FOR THE WORLD’S BEST ALL HANDS-ON AIRBRUSH WORKSHOP PROGRAM. Bring your imagination, we provide everything else!

TO LEARN THE COOLEST AIRBRUSH, PINSTRIPING, & ART TECHNIQUES ON THE PLANET, ATTEND THE ORLANDO AIRBRUSH GETAWAY MAY 5-9 featuring 20 classes (http://www.airbrushaction.com/airbrush-getaway-workshops or call 800-876-2472 or 732-223-7878).
GROUP, BUDDY, MILITARY & COUPLE DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE.

FOR ALL THINGS AIRBRUSH:
Airbrush Getaway Workshops: http://bit.ly/1kvcNaE
Airbrush Action Magazine: http://bit.ly/1gGWzny
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/airbrushaction
Airbrush.TV: http://www.airbrush.tv/ (largest selection of online instructional videos on airbrushing.)
NEW Blog: http://www.airbrushaction.com/blog/

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ORLANDO AIRBRUSH GETAWAY PREVIEW: 3 DAYS TO GO! SEATS STILL AVAILABLE FOR ALL AGES. (No insects were harmed during this production!)

ORLANDO AIRBRUSH GETAWAY BEGINS THIS MONDAY, MAY 5!
SEATS STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE WORLD’S BEST ALL HANDS-ON AIRBRUSH WORKSHOP PROGRAM. Bring your imagination, we provide everything else!TO LEARN THE COOLESTAIRBRUSH, PINSTRIPING, & ART TECHNIQUES ON THE PLANET, ATTEND THE ORLANDO AIRBRUSH GETAWAY MAY 5-9 featuring 20 classes (http://www.airbrushaction.com/airbrush-getaway-workshops or call 800-876-2472 or 732-223-7878).
GROUP, BUDDY, MILITARY & COUPLE DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE.
FOR ALL THINGS AIRBRUSH:
Airbrush Getaway Workshops: http://bit.ly/1kvcNaE
Airbrush Action Magazine: http://bit.ly/1gGWzny
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/airbrushaction
Airbrush.TV: http://www.airbrush.tv/ (largest selection of online instructional videos on airbrushing.)
NEW Blog: http://www.airbrushaction.com/blog/

This beetle was pinstriped at the Airbrush Getaway.

This beetle was pinstriped at the Airbrush Getaway.

More than 20 all-hands-on airbrush course are offered at the Airbrush Getaway Workshops.

More than 20 all-hands-on airbrush course are offered at the Airbrush Getaway Workshops.

AIRBRUSH GETAWAY WORKSHOPS

T-Shirt Airbrushing for Fun & Profit class.

T-Shirt Airbrushing for Fun & Profit class.

KILLER AIRBRUSH Q&A: How often should the airbrush be cleaned?

AFTER EACH USE. Too many airbrushes take their instrument for granted and don’t realize they may be shortening the life of the very tool that makes money for them. Reading the manufacturer’s instructions on care and maintenance and following them religiously will keep your airbrush performing at optimal levels.

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They ‘Like’ Us, They ‘Like’ Us! A Milestone on Facebook

Airbrush Action’s  Facebook page, http://on.fb.me/1hdrw30, reached a milestone today: 180,000 ‘Likes,’ and over 1 million views this past week! “When I took charge of the page about a year-and-a-half ago AirbrushActionMag had about 4,000 ‘Likes,’” explained Cliff Stieglitz, Airbrush Action‘s publisher.  “I had virtually no experience with social media, and up to that point hadn’t even seen our own page!  But, I finally took to it, and got good at it.  In fact, I’m currently writing an e-book on how people can more rapidly build their ‘Likes’ and drive traffic to their page. The fact is, I worked really hard on http://facebook.com/AirbrushActionMag, and to this day, I don’t allow anyone else to post to it.”  Stieglitz finds that unless you post every day, or every other day at the very least, your audience will quickly dwindle. “We boost many posts, and find that the “correct” advertising approach on Facebook is key. There’s actually a lot more to it, but that’s beyond the scope of this article.”  In fact, Stieglitz consults a number of companies on Facebook

“Last August, I consulted one company who runs an anti-Islamic Facebook page.  He had about 18,000 ‘Likes’ and bragged that he’d have 20,000 by winter. I helped him engineer a Facebook ad campaign that included an ad featuring a picture of sexy women in burkas. He not only exceeded 20,000 ‘Likes’ in less than a week, but he just passed 200,000!”

AirbrushActionMag showcases tons of great art by some of the world’s best talent, reader art, new product notices, free video streams, and tons more.

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ORLANDO AIRBRUSH GETAWAY COUNTDOWN: BEGINS NEXT MONDAY, MAY 5! 

SEATS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE WORLD’S BEST ALL HANDS-ON AIRBRUSH WORKSHOP PROGRAM. Bring your imagination, we provide everything else!
“Your Airbrush Getaways are THE BEST!! So many world class artists that are world class people all in one place at one time!! A wonderful experience all the way around!! Kelly Lynn Everill, Airbrush Getaway Alumnus

TO LEARN THE COOLEST AIRBRUSH, PINSTRIPING, & ART TECHNIQUES ON THE PLANET, ATTEND THE ORLANDO AIRBRUSH GETAWAY MAY 5-9 featuring 20 classes (http://www.airbrushaction.com/airbrush-getaway-workshops or call 800-876-2472 or 732-223-7878).
GROUP, BUDDY, MILITARY & COUPLE DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE.
FOR ALL THINGS AIRBRUSH:
Airbrush Getaway Workshops: http://bit.ly/1kvcNaE
Airbrush Action Magazine: http://bit.ly/1gGWzny
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/airbrushaction
Airbrush.TV: http://www.airbrush.tv/ (largest selection of online instructional videos on airbrushing.)
NEW Blog: http://www.airbrushaction.com/blog/Day4ChrisJohnsonLO

KILLER AIRBRUSH Q&A: Where can I get a tabletop spray booth?

Safety First

Where can get one of those hood-like things that are placed around the drafting table to absorb the overspray?  I no longer see them advertised. – David Spinney

You may have to seek them out, but SprayBoothWearing a respirator mask and keeping a window open for air flow will do in a pinch, but for big jobs or any situation where overspray is considerable, take steps to protect yourself.

Companies like Spray-Tech make tabletop booths that collect and vent overspray while protecting your workspace’s surroundings. Along with the necessary filters and other accessories, they cost about $300 and up from online retail sources. Also, Airbrush Action magazine has an inventory of used Artograph tabletop spray booths in great condition and at an excellent price.  You may contact them at 732-223-7878.

You can also go the DIY route and make a  simple overspray redirection system out of a box fan, an air-conditioner filter, and good old duct tape. Tape the frame of the filter to the back of the fan. Position the fan on the far side of your work surface and set it so that it will blow air away from you. (You should be able to see the filter, but not the fan blades, from your side of the setup.) Switch on the fan, and it will whisk the paint particles away from you and trap them in the filter.

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KILLER AIRBRUSH Q&A: I’m looking for a paint that will give me a ghost effect on silver base … preferably in the red range, but not pink. Customer does not mind flip or flake. Any suggestions?

AIRBRUSH KILLER Q&A: Ghosting Effect

Looking for a paint that will give me a ghost effect on silver base … preferably in the red range, but not pink. Customer does not mind flip or flake. Any suggestions? – Anonymous

Super-transparent candy colors are commonly used for ghost effects. Add layers in selected spots to deepen the color, and voila, some areas pop and others fade away.

However, a true ghost effect—an element that totally disappears when viewed head-on, but emerges when glimpsed at an angle—can’t be achieved with color layers, says Terry Hill.  Instead, he’ll use texture instead of color for ghosting. “For example, a coarse-grain metallic along with a medium-grain metallic, both in the same color but one only in certain areas. Then the effect happens because of the textural layering. At a side angle it’s very prominent, but it’s invisible head-on.”

Another option is to work off the color values of an iridescent paint, one that flips through several tones as the viewer’s perspective changes.  Lay down a red base color and choose an iridescent product whose middle tone matches the base shade. “You paint the design with the iridescent paint, and then that top layer will disappear into the base color when you look at it head-on,” Hill says. “When you look from the side, you see the other tone, and the design emerges.”

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NEWS! The May-June 2014 29th Anniversary DIGITAL Edition of AIRBRUSH ACTION Magazine is now available!!

NEWS! The May-June 2014 29th Anniversary DIGITAL Edition of AIRBRUSH ACTION Magazine is now available here:

FOR ALL THINGS AIRBRUSH:

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Congratulations to Jonathan Pantaleon for providing such a great image for our 29th Anniversary cover.

Congratulations to Jonathan Pantaleon for providing such a great image for our 29th Anniversary cover.

Airbrush Action Magazine here: http://bit.ly/1gGWzny

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/airbrushaction

Airbrush.TV: http://www.airbrush.tv/ for the largest selection of online instructional videos on airbrushing.

NEW Blog: http://www.airbrushaction.com/blog/