View Full Version : Really Easy Rivets airbrush *Tutorial*

04-18-2007, 09:27 PM
I've seen this technique a couple of times but way too involved. I got the same effect and finished this part of the project in about 10 min.

This technique can totally be scaled down also for smaller projects.

What you need:

Stencil material ( I just got some plastic from the back of a package)
Dark color paint
X-acto Knife
Marker (this is a little more important than you think)

The pictures are pretty self-explanatory, but I'll narrate a little.

First cut a hole in the stencil, the same size of the marker. You can use something smaller also. Then make a mark, the distance you want your rivets apart.

Next shade a bottom corner of the rivet.

Use the mark on the stencil to space your rivets. This is what it looks like.

Now hold the marker right over the rivet and shade the opposing corner.

Dude it's that easy. It's funny, I've seen this technique explained using a custom cutout vinyl stencil and the whole technique must have taken hours. This part of my project took like 10min to finish all the rivets. :P


Final note:
If you do this technique on a dark surface you can just use a light color instead of a dark color. Also just touch it up at the end with a highlight of white on the bright side.

04-18-2007, 09:48 PM
Thats one sweet ass fridge.

oh, +rep for the tut :)

04-19-2007, 06:39 AM
damn you are good. +rep

04-19-2007, 06:47 AM
Love it!


04-19-2007, 07:14 AM
I want your fridge doood. :D
Im gonna have to try that out. I had a pache airbrush have to find it.

04-20-2007, 11:14 PM
I featured links to all of your tuts on the front page Commando, let me know if you make new ones and I'll add them! Great work once again, we are glad to have you here!

04-21-2007, 12:43 AM
Great work once again, we are glad to have you here!

I appreciate it everyone.

What your watching is me teach myself new techniques. The biggest thing I enjoy showing everyone is that all these crazy cool paint jobs are much easier than you would think. Most of the cool stuff out there you see are really just a grouping of easy steps that have a fantastic result.

Just like I've eluded to the admins around here, I enjoy contributing here, and I'll continue well into the future. I've been well treated by the admins of this great site and plan on continuing to build a strong relationship with TBCS.com. I'll keep cranking out cool new tutorials as long as everyone keeps reading them.

By the way, just a hint at what's up next.....

Tricked out Tribal Flames (it's gonna be the best yet) ssshhhh, but don't tell anyone.

04-21-2007, 01:06 PM
Dude, your wife must be the coolest to let you play around the house like that.

04-21-2007, 09:47 PM
Outstanding as usual! Congrats on the front page (again) and 5th rep bar. +rep for the tutorial.