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Posted 11 May 2018 - 11:36 PM
I use to paint the cork body with 5 minute epoxy to smooth it and then paint over the epoxy with whatever I got laying around which is usually cheap craft store paint or testers. Finish with a coat or two of SH, sometimes I sprinkle with glitter followed by another coat of SH. I've since cut out the painting with epoxy since it takes more time and a smooth body adds nothing in the fish biting column. Simple functional consumables is also how I view them.
Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:48 AM
Great looking bugs, Duke. Nice to see that somebody else makes his own eyes; yours look terrific. I haven't had much luck with the puffy paint - a bit too thick for my uses. Do you thin it, and if so, do you use water? I've been using cheap acrylic paint from Walmart on polyethylene bags. Once they cure, they're fairly easy to peel off, but I'm definitely gonna try your wax paper method. A little trick I picked up is to put a layer of glitter paint over the base, before adding the pupil. Makes for a nice sparkling effect. I coat them with a layer of liquid fusion once they're applied. I recently watched a Davie McPhail video, where he put a drop of UV resin on each eye to make hard eyes. It's a lot easier to just buy stick-ons, but making them is a lot more fun.
Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:21 PM
Posted 26 May 2018 - 01:11 PM