Marking Pen Airbrush




Super simple diy airbrush using marker pens. You can use just about any marker or paint pen in this, and it dries instantly with no clean up. This is powered by a small air compressor and built on a cheap air nozzle from Lowes.

== Body == Its just two two holes intersecting at 45 degrees and a couple makeshift thumb screws. Seems to work best when the pen is about 3/8" to 1/2" in front of the nozzle and the tip of the pen is centered in the air stream.

== Screws == If you have thumb screws it would be better, but I just used a couple small lag screws that I cut to size and filed the ends smooth. if you run the screws in and out a bunch of times then sand the threads you should be able to get a loose enough fit to turn easily by hand.

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.



    • Indoor Lighting Contest

      Indoor Lighting Contest
    • Metal Contest

      Metal Contest
    • Make It Fly Challenge

      Make It Fly Challenge

    4 Discussions


    4 years ago

    I don't see a video link.

    TabLeftChris Logan

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    I just use it for the stenciling like in the end of the video. Some folks cant see the video though. it seems that instructables just shows an image rather than the video on some platforms like phones etc.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Awesome! How long do the pens usually last? Not sure how you would even measure that, but do they run out quickly?