Creative Pet Styling: Airbrushing 101: Learning to Use Your Airbrush
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One of the hottest elements in pet grooming today is COLOR! It might be a little splash of purple in a Lhasa’s ear. Maybe you have your eyes set on an entire spectrum of colors on a Standard Poodle. Creative styling is limited only by your imagination.
When you see a brilliantly colored coat – there is a good chance airbrushing was involved. But airbrushing color into a coat can be applied any type of coat. Short. Long. Curly. Straight. It doesn’t matter. The color will stick. If you aspire create complicated designs – airbrushing it the ticket to make the color pop off the dog. However, it can be used for simple stenciled patterns on pets too.
With any artistic endeavor there is always a learning curve. It takes time to master the tool. It takes time to master the technique. In this lesson, one of the leaders in creative pet styling arena, Angela Kumpe, takes your through the basic steps of airbrushing.
In this video you will learn:
• What types of airbrush machines work the best for different applications
• Where it find creative products and equipment
• What types of inks work the best
• What’s the best way to practice airbrushing before working a pet
• How to clean your airbrush
Angela Kumpe is a world-renowned speaker, judge, retailer, author and competitor on the creative styling circuit. She is passionate about pets and innovative force in the world of creative pet styling.
Angela is a self-taught pet stylist. She has worked professionally since the mid 90’s in Little Rock, Arkansas. Recently, she closed her salon, A to focus on her mobile grooming business, Designer Dogs and teach creative pet grooming to aspiring creative pet enthusiasts.
She was fascinated the first time she saw a creative design on the cover of a Groomer to Groomer magazine. In 2001 , she entered her first creative grooming competition and been hooked ever since. She has had countless awards in creative grooming competitions around the country. She has won the Barkleigh Honors Award for Creative Groomer of the Year four times and made the coveted cover of Groomer to Groomer Magazine seven times.
Angela is a published author. In 2007 she wrote a one-of-a-kind book, ‘A Creative Collection.’ Her book helps other pet stylists master the art of creative pet styling. In 2013, she published a second book ‘The Ultimate Guide to Salon Creative’ focusing on creative styling for everyday salon settings.
On her website at A Creative Collection, Angela has products and education material to assist other creative pet professionals. Today you can find Angela and her team attending industry trade shows teaching, competing, and running A Creative Collection booth around the country.
Angela’s creative styling abilities have been featured on several national TV and news programs including; TLC’s Extreme Poodles, Animal Planets Most Extreme, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, and The Today Show. She’s also had numerous articles in newspapers and magazines including the New York Times. Angela is also featured with other creative stylists in an amazing documentary called, “Well Groomed.” The film has been featured in numerous film festivals all over the country. Recently, it was purchased by HBO and is set to air sometime in December 2019
Affordable private, hands-on classes are available in Little Rock, Arkansas. Angel also offers hands-on seminars together with creative legends, Adrian Pope and Lori Craig, around the country. To book/host a seminar, contact Angela directly.
You can find more information about creative styling, products and educational events on her website.
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