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AIRBRUSHING WITH JO SONJA ACRYLIC PAINTS
Airbrush paint must have the correct viscosity to facilitate it flowing through the airbrush equipment. The viscosity varies as does the equipment. The pigment within the paint must be finely ground and enough retarder present to prevent the paint from blocking the gun.
There are 2 options when choosing paint for airbrushing, either the artist purchases a quality paint designed for airbrushing, or the artist can choose an artist’s general purpose paint, such as Jo Sonja, which is then adapted with a medium for airbrushing purposes.
ACHIEVING CORRECT CONSISTENCY
Thinning artists’ acrylics, with water, results in the paint becoming diluted and weak. Adding Jo Sonja’s Flow Medium to Jo Sonja’s paints will reduce the viscosity of the paint, allowing it to move easily through the airbrush with the least possible paint dilution, and allowing it to maintain its colour intensity.
Since the user is adapting “painting” consistency paint to an airbrush function, some skill and experimentation will be required initially. The best procedure is to mix colour with the flow medium and spray until you can judge when the consistency is correct. This formula can then be duplicated for other colours.
For Jo Sonja, most airbrush artists use 3 parts Flow Medium to one part paint. Experiment with ratios to determine the consistency that is appropriate for your equipment.
Once you have mastered creating the correct consistency for your particular situation, you will be able to achieve results as good as those specialist airbrush paints at the cost of a bottle of Flow Medium, without fumes and messy clean up.
Weather: If weather conditions are dry, add 10% Jo Sonja Retarder Medium to your paint mix. This will prevent drying at the tip of your brush.
Clean up: As Jo Sonja is water soluble, wet paint can be removed from surfaces with a damp cloth. Wet paint on absorbent surfaces and dry paint can be removed with cold soapy water. Please note however that some pigments stain certain porous surfaces.
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RETARDER AND ANTIQUING - JO SONJA MEDIUM 237ml BOTTLES - £7.45RETARDER AND ANTIQUING - JO SONJA MEDIUM 237ml BOTTLES
RETARDER AND ANTIQUING - JO SONJA MEDIUM 60ml BOTTLES - £2.49RETARDER AND ANTIQUING - JO SONJA MEDIUM 60ml BOTTLES
A full range of the Jo Sonja's Artist Quality colours that are available, can be found in the Jo Sonja's Acrylic Paints and Mediums category.
If you are looking to use the Jo Sonja's Paints, with your Airbrush, to colour your wood carvings, Mick Mason has introduced me to a series of YouTube videos by Billy Carr. There are 7 videos in the series and you can find them by following this link.