n*Lab Tales – Today featuring Letraset Promarkers with Letrajet Airbrush System

I had to postpone my play date in the n*lab several times- but finally I stuck to my plan and tried the so far untried Letrajet Airbrush System.

Another tool I have not yet used and had in my tool box for a long time. As I do not really work with markers, though I love my Promarkers, I found the idea totally thrilling to use the markers in an airbrushing way.

Attaching the whole thing to the bottle and the marker weren’t as hard as I had imagined- LOL -but I won’t lie- this whole pressure bottle thing is a bit intimidating to me. I think that is also the reason why this whole thing was living a sad dark life in my tool box.

After some just stupid writing and playing I grabbed a Hambly Transparency and started spraying on top to see how I liked it. I realized that I liked the colors on the sheet- but for stenciling that I would have to be a little bit more careful, since the airbrushed marker was so fine that it would easily go underneath the stencil. I also realized that the air container would need a rest pretty quick and as otherwise it would only start spitting out paints. I told you I have never airbrushed before- so every pro will now probably just shake the head …well- have fun and keep on shaking like a headbanger…LOL- you gotta start somewhere Dude 😉

So I finally decided to change the blue iPad cover…although as some of you  know it is the end of the Bee Gees in my handbag – I still use the cover at home. It is practical though it looks dirty pretty quick …I cleaned it up just for you and this photo- hahahaha

I started spraying different colors using some of the awesome Ranger Dylusions Stencils – and I loved how the Promarkers were wonderfully covering up the underlying surface.

Again I wasn’t paying attention enough to hold down with skewers or brush handles the stencils- I don’t know why- I do this always when I work with aerosol spray paints – but I guess my brain wasn’t commuting with my hands in the right way that day 😉 So I just used another stencil on top 😉

So my favorite features of the Letrajet System were:

  • I love that I can use my Letraset Promarkers also as sprays – more possibilities!
  • vibrant colors
  • the colors cover the surface in a great way
  • awesome possibilities to use them on transparencies
  • awesome possibilities to work very fine and detailed

I like it a lot- but I know I won’t use it very often – although all those awesome features are true. The reason why? I do love to use many different colors and I am just a terribly impatient person when I am in my creating zone- I wanna grab the paint media and just go. The fiddling to get the markers exchanged in the system with my little sausage fingers was making me a bit grumpy. The other thing that plays a role with my impatience is that the air container needs a pause very quick…so you can only work for a certain time on the project and then need to pause. BUT – I know exactly I will go through this for certain projects whenever I want beautiful vibrant colors and there is a slick surface involved 😉

I wonder what I should put down next in my calendar to try for my n*Lab day ….oh I have something…LOL…I just checked my shelf and found another paint media that was looking a bit dusty and sad.

Have a gorgeous day

Nat

Comments

  1. mjmarmo says:

    So cool!

  2. This is quite possibly the coolest new product I have seen for quite some time…wonder if you can use it with the other alcohol markers…probably not. But I do,love your new iPad cover.

  3. uhmmmm…I think I need to get a new iPad cover because you have inspired me 😉

  4. Me encanta la idea de poder alterar superficies plásticas, queda fantástico. Es como hacer graffitti, pero yo también soy muy impaciente.

  5. Love the idea of altering the ipad cover and how yours turned out. mmmmm hubby… you better hide your ipad 🙂

  6. I love all of the colors and had you not pointed out the splotches, I would not have seen them. It feels like graffiti!

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