I just watched Episode 813 with Susan Shie and would like to find out what air pen she uses. I do a lot of outlining on fabric and I like the effects she achieved. I could not find a project materials list on this website because it was not a project, persay.
Does anybody know what airpen she used?
Thank you very much for your question. Our staff is looking into this and will get back to you.
Try Dharma Trading Company they sell an air pen in their catalogue as well as paints dyes silk blanks hemp fiber ....toxicating!
I contacted Susan and here is her response regarding the pen she uses:
"I use the basic model airpen, and the tip I use is the 23
gauge stainless steel needle tip.
I suggest the artist contact Silkpaint.com to order, as they
are a small company, who are the inventors of the airpen. They can send
as many needles as you want, maybe 6 is a good number of the same needle to
order. And when you need replacement parts or advice, they'll be there
You can buy a little cheaper from Dharma or Jerry's
Artarama, but Silk Paint makes all the airpens those other places sell.
I also use Jacquard Textile Colors black paint and thin it
to a consistency like heavy whipping cream, before it gets whipped. You
need to see that bulge at the edge of the surface, when you tip the paint in
its jar. And you want about one drip per second, when you're straining
the paint into the syringe."