If you've ever tried to wrap an adult-sized stencil around the arm of a small child, you'll know what a great innovation the kid series of stencils was by Wiser. Created in groups of kid-friendly themes, like Adventure, Ocean Fun, and Small Things, many of the stencils still appeal to teens and adults as well. One of the nicest aspects of these stencils is that, being a smaller size than their larger adult-sized counterparts, they are much easier to handle while airbrushing, so if you're new to airbrushing, these stencils are a good way to introduce yourself to this type of airbrush tattoo. Before you try airbrushing a person, get a large pad of sketch paper at your local art store and practice on paper. It will be easier than airbrushing on a person, because paper is flat, but plenty of practice is crucial as you're learning to use your airbrush.
For this video, I'm assuming you already have your own airbrush setup, but as far as basics go, you'll need at least the following.
• An airbrush (top or bottom feeding)
• Air source (compressor or CO2 tank with regulator) with hose, moisture trap, teflon tape, etc.
• Black airbrush ink (hybrid or alcohol, although I prefer alcohol)
• Non-latex gloves
• Paper towels/wet wipes
• Black towel or cloth to protect clothing of person you are airbrushing
• Wiser kids series stencils
Beth MacKinney is the owner of and primary face painter for Face Paint Pizzazz in Elgin, Illinois, and her artwork has appeared in The Colored Palette and SkinMarkz magazines. She services the western and northwestern Chicago suburbs, Chicago’s north side, and the eastern and southeastern suburbs of Rockford. Stop by Clownantics.com to enjoy more of Beth’s face painting tutorials.
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