Blue Highlight Tint
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:06 AM
i am just getting started painting baits and looking to find out if there is a way to get a blue highlight color on baits similar to the color of the highlight powder used in soft baits or is it possible to mix the plastic powder in a clear to get the same color effect. Thanks BASS01
Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:56 AM
You can certainly spray transparent Createx on plastic and get a transparent effect. It's not baked into the plastic, of course. Maybe I'm not understanding your question as well. Always possible.
Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:34 AM
There's a couple of ways to put the highlight on that I can see.
You can take a art brush and brush it on the areas you want to highlight; then clear it. Also; if you want to put an overall look; you can put a small amount of highlight in the clear and then dip your bait.
Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:39 AM
the color i would like to make for example is a bone color but when moved you notice a blue tint to it if i am explaining it right.
Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:41 AM
Thanks Nova that sounds like what i am looking to do I will give it a try Bass01
Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:14 AM
If you're using water-base paint, you can use Parma Faskolor Faschange Blue. Parma is made by Createx and has the same properties as Createx.Airbrush Colors paint. There are also other color shifting colors in other airbrush paints.
Posted 29 November 2011 - 07:51 PM
I use Auto Air Series 4400 Hi-Lite Interference FX airbrush paint. You can put 3-4 light coats of it on any color paint and it will leave a blue hi-lite across it. Here is a link where I purchase mine. The pic of the hi-lite blue on the link looks dark because it is sprayed over black. Sprayed over lighter colors, it leaves a ghostly blue.
Here is a pic of some shads where I added the blue hi-lite across the shoulders of them. Just to give you an idea how it shows up on baits.
Posted 30 November 2011 - 08:58 AM
Here's an example of what brushing the highlight looks like. It takes a very light touch as it can go on quite heavily. Once you clear over it, it will give it depth.
I haven't tried it; but I'm pretty sure it can be sprayed thorgh an airbrush. It will have to be applied over a damp surface for it to stick though.
Edited by nova, 30 November 2011 - 08:59 AM.
Posted 01 December 2011 - 08:35 AM
Just had a thought. Try putting a small amount of highlight in a water born clearcoat. That way the bait will not have to be damp in order to get it to stick. Then just dip the bait in the same clear after the spray has dried.
Should be a nice effect.
Posted 01 December 2011 - 09:51 AM
Smith Paints make Wildlife Colors, and they have an irridescent line that color shifts. I use the violet a lot.
Nova is right on about adding color, or glitter, to waterborne clear coat. Keep it mixed, and brush it on where you want it, or coat the whole lure.
Posted 04 December 2011 - 08:30 AM
I agree paint a base coat of white and then spray interference blue over the bait, it will Plaster of Paris in the sun after you clear it. You can alter the intensity of the blue based on the base coat, sliver will give you a medium and black will give you darker.
Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:01 AM
The easiest way to get the color shift highlight I have found, is to mix a tiny bit of pearl pigment of your color choice in your topcoat then apply to your lure. When I say a tiny bit, I mean That quite literally. I use a needle and dip it in the pigment then tap it on the edge of the mixing cup. One or two dips is usually more than enough. That way you are just tinting your clear, not coloring it. Make sense? When that coat dries if you put a second coat on it really deepens the effect and gives it that deep wet look.
Posted 06 December 2011 - 09:53 AM
Everybody Thanks seems like i will try a few ways and see what works best for me and as been said so often i'm spending way to much money to make a few lures but thats not the point anyway the enjoyment i get from it is worth it. Thanks Again Bass01