I really liked using the stencils to make backgrounds and being able to custom color embellishments. It is quick, easy, and most especially cost effective. I have a boat load of white embellishments...ribbon- flowers- pearls, etc and all I have to do is custom pick colors that match my project, give them a quick spray and everything is matchy matchy!
Below I used my Copic ABS3, compressor and copics to make a colorful tie die background using a Crafters Workshop template and airbrushing on three different colors -Y06, BV11, BG45 . It only took about a two minutes to do it. I made myself a cute homemade color catcher out of some left over cardboard packaging and white paper. This keeps my workspace pretty neat- no clean up necessary. I also sprayed some white Prima flowers and pearls with the BV11 marker so everything matched.
If you would like to get a compressor and don't wish to splurge on the Sparmax Windstorm $200-$320 version that Copic sells... you can get the one I have. All you will need is the compressor and then the Copic ABS-3 system and you will be good to go.
Central Pneumatic 1/8 HP 40 PSI Oiless Airbrush Compressor from Harbor Freight Tools it is on sale for $59.99 this week at Harbor Freight ToolsCopic Air Brush System- ABS3 (airgrip and air adaptor) at Creative Play Stamps for $34.36
Recipe: Day Dreaming stamp by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD, Sentiment from Fillable Frames #2 by PTI, Prima flowers, Reflections pearls, Ribbon from stash, Making Memories Flower Shop Glitter Butterfly die cuts, PTI Kraft - Stampers Select White and SU! Lovely Lilac cardstock, Crafter's Workshop Daisy Doodad template, SU! Tempting Turquoise stampin write marker
Copics: Y06, BV11, BG45 for airbrushed background, ABS3, central pneumatic 1/8 hp oiless airbrush compressor from Harbor Freight Tools, E0000 E000 E21 E34 E50 E53 E57 R30 W00 W1 W3 W5 G20 G21 G24 RV0000 RV93 BG0000 G0000 Y0000 BV0000 BV000 BV31