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Posted 08 October 2011 - 08:10 AM
I'm looking for a Createx-type paint formula for bone.
I've tried adding light grey to white, and it just looks dirty.
Posted 08 October 2011 - 09:08 AM
I've never mixed bone, but I can usually guess pretty close what it's going to take to mix up a shade.
I'm sure you'll be handed a formula here shortly, but in the meantime I would go to the shop and try brown, yellow, and / red. Emphasis on yellow. Just a tiny trace of red. Not necessarily all three. Probably about as much as you can fit on the end of a toothpick added to the white.
Let me know how close I hit it!
Posted 08 October 2011 - 09:10 AM
I can't seem to find a bone color recipe there.
Who posted it?
Posted 08 October 2011 - 09:12 AM
I've experimented with different mixes, but none seem to give me anything but a dirty white.
Mostly, I'm really lost on what an actual bone color should look like.
Edited by mark poulson, 08 October 2011 - 09:13 AM.
Posted 08 October 2011 - 09:17 AM
You mean you don't have a crank to match or an image in your head? Just basically off white...something like eggshell white but a little different, just a little more color to it.
Posted 08 October 2011 - 09:32 AM
Here's a good example of classic Bone:
I know the pic is kind of small, but if you study it closely for a minute you can see that the hue is a little "warm" looking. Look a little longer and you can actually feel the red and / or yellow in there.
When I used to work in a plastics lab one of the guys told me to look at a big grey, rubbermaid garbage can and he asked me what colors I "saw" in the plastic. I told him white, black, a little blue. But when he kept asking me "what held it all together" I couldn't figure it out. He had to tell me. It was yellow. Just a touch. But I saw the yellow in that garbage can from then on.
What colors have you tried other than black / grey?
Posted 08 October 2011 - 09:53 AM
White, yellow, brown, don't have exact proportions, but if you play with those three you'll figure it out..
Posted 08 October 2011 - 10:42 AM
I don't have a formula either. Start with 2 oz of white. Add a few drops of brown, a few drops of yellow, and maybe just a touch of gray if you want "really old bone". Guys think of different hues when talking about "bone" but mixing those colors will get you there. Early on, I was an archaeologist. Saw lots of really really old bone. No relationship to crankbaits but it gave me an attitude about what real "bone" looks like.
Posted 08 October 2011 - 11:12 AM
I use French Vanilla from Folk Art. Does this look like a good bone color?
Posted 08 October 2011 - 11:26 AM
To get a little warmer version of bone, substitute more chartreuse for the yellow, as with this color below I call Gangrene, it gives a nice subtle hue.
Posted 08 October 2011 - 04:08 PM
crap load of white then add a drops of "brite yellow" and a drops transparent "brown" until you get the desired color. I will add that you should heat dry samples and look at them in the sunlight and compare them to a lure in bone... otherwise, it's real easy to overdose and get a darker bone color, which doesn't seem to work quite as well (from my fishing experience anyway). I say mix it in sunlight because fluorescent and incandescent lighting can throw you off when mixing the color. It's a booger, and one of the hardest colors for me to match. I normally end up with a ton when its all said and done because I end up making it too dark on the first trial.
Posted 08 October 2011 - 04:17 PM
i use white and add a couple drops of createx sunrise yellow to darken add a drop of brown
Posted 08 October 2011 - 04:40 PM
actually I meant sunrise yellow... instead of brite yellow
Posted 08 October 2011 - 05:48 PM
After playing around for a bit, this is the closest I came up with...
Ceramcoat Light Ivory 3 parts
Americana Fawn 1 part
americana Mustard seed 1 part
I hope this helps.
Posted 08 October 2011 - 07:51 PM
Thanks guys. Between your formulas, and the pictures, I see I've been way off in using grey as the initial tint for my white.
I'll try the yellow/brown combination, and let you know how it turns out.
Posted 08 October 2011 - 10:07 PM
Just get a bottle of Champange from Wildlife colors, great looking bone without all the mixing.