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« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2011, 07:41 AM »

Interesting technique on the paint looks like some is brushed or spread with a rag and some is spayed. Do you think it is the Design Master paint or an Acrylic? I have sooo much white fabric but I'm not real found of a single color on duals, maybe I'll try that if a prototype works.

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« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2011, 08:33 AM »

Mike: i would say sprayed on with lots of masking....the nonsharp edges of the painting might be from the wet template/mask being put down.

if you head over to the Other Other place there is a number of threads about painting on fabric....
Scott Hampton prefers to use 1.5oz fabric for the best results....
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« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2011, 12:21 PM »

Interesting technique on the paint looks like some is brushed or spread with a rag and some is spayed. Do you think it is the Design Master paint or an Acrylic? I have sooo much white fabric but I'm not real found of a single color on duals, maybe I'll try that if a prototype works.


Actually I believe thats all hand painted.  THe sharp edges could be done with a painters art knife(fancy putty knife) and the feathered edges look like there done with a dry brush stroke.  The spotting is usually done by tapping the brush against a dowel just above the surface.   NOw though you can get similar results with an air brush.
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« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2011, 03:28 PM »

Airbrushes I have, and with no experience on them I'm sure anything I painted would come out looking something like that. Have never seen the Design Master in bottles though, Matt Brown was doing some very nice work with an acrylic though that was brushable.

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« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2011, 07:07 PM »

There is definitely a learning process to air brushing but its not much harder then drawing and they have acrylics that you can use in an airbrush.  I haven't airbrushed a kite yet but I have done my own R/C bodies.  Here's a couple of my best airbrushed R/C paint jobs so you can see how intricate you can get if you want to.

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« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2011, 04:22 AM »

"Looks like design master by folding, crumpling, and or twisting the fabric then spraying you can get these types of effects. then refold again and get different layering. We've done similar effects in my workshop classes trying different tie die wrapping and folding techniques."
Scott Hampton's words on it. ...
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« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2011, 07:47 AM »

Yeah my Brother was doing some amazing airbrushing on Motorcycle helmets, that's why I invested in the brushes, compressors and regulator/driers, I've just never really used them yet. Oh I can't draw either except technical drawing, give me a scale, board and T-square and I can do magic (I have all that too), hand me a blank sheet of paper and a crayon and it'll look like a Kindergartner's work  Wink

Those are some nice jobs, inside paint on the clear acrylic bodies? I used to do slot cars as a youngster, nothing fancy like that though.

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« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2011, 08:32 AM »

Yup! looks to be wrinkle  then spray in one direction then applied another color in the other direction...
 most of the items I sprayed the fabric bleeds out well before  the  paint master even starts to look faded...
here's a bag I did for Lee but I was going for the smokey look  I did another for George I think that one was more of the crinkle look
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