I am trying to get an irridescent effect on my crankbaits, similar to the one I hope shows up in this post. On this bait I used Luhr tape, which looks great, but is way too thick, covers up carving details and is a pain in the behind to work with. I had to scrap two of the three baits I started with this technique. So, my question is, are there other ways to do this, special foil or paints?
I have done some research on here and learned that you can get expensive paints to do this, but they're expensive and I'm in college. I also heard that layering paints can give this effect, but I'm not sure how effective that is. Any ideas, thoughts or comments?
This is a pic of the second crankbait I've painted. The other is a craw. I will post em in the gallery when my camera works, but I wanted to illustrate the effect I'm looking for.