Copic website. You can also see a video about the new DVD on airbrushing that will be coming out this spring.
ABS1 comes with everything you need to get started and then you can then transition into using an air compressor. With it you get the air grip, air hose, air adapter (it is attached to the air grip in the above photo), a can of air (Air Can 80 - not the one pictured above...it is also available in a larger size too), and an air can holder (a foam holder to set the can in when using it to keep it from tipping over). The air adapter is what regulates the flow of air that goes into the grip. The hose connects the canned air to the air adaptor. You simply slip the marker into the grip, open up the valve to release the air and push the trigger with your forefinger.
ABS2 is more of a "see if you like it trial". It does not come with the air adapter. The D60 can pictured above has it's own regulator. If you like the process and results and want to do airbrushing with a compressor, you will need to purchase an Air Adapter.
Inspired Crafts makes. I really like this all purpose cleaner (great for scissors, cutting blades, rubber stamps....and die!). It cleans great and doesn't leave any greasy residue.
You can see above that I used a die to emboss only (around the shell), another die to cut out an opening (I can use both the cut out and the opening portion) and a border die for the decorative images.
You might ask, doesn't airbrushing use a lot of ink? Actually, not as much ink as coloring uses. A fine mist of the ink will cover a large area of paper compared to coloring where the ink sinks into the fibers of the paper.
Notice also that I did two types of airbrush spray around the shell. The chisel point (comes on both of the types of markers) does a fine mist whereas the brush (comes on the sketch markers) does the "spattered" look.
I use the sticky portion of a post it note to make a mask for my stamped image. Simply stamp the image on the post it note, cut it out and you have a mask to save the white of the paper.
Let me know if you have any questions....more will be coming.