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Posted 16 April 2006 - 12:50 PM
do you use a particular type of paint like acrylic for applying dots? right now i'm using laqcuer on laqcuer, and i can't get any type of consistency. i've tried the drill bit, pencil, syringe cap, and end of a paint brush. none work. my laqcuer is thinned a bit, and maybe that's my problem.
Posted 16 April 2006 - 03:46 PM
For dots, I don't even bother trying to paint them. I bought a few different size hole punches from a scrap booking place and punch them out of black vinyl tape (I don't use regular electrician's tape as it tends to stick in the punch too much).
The best tape I've found so far is just a thin, vinyl masking tape that I spray with black. One sheet yields countless dots of all different sizes! The dots are far more uniform, too if that's your thing.
Posted 16 April 2006 - 04:29 PM
kbkindle danny i dont quite understand vinyl masking tape. that would come in sheets. where do you get it thanks kb
Posted 16 April 2006 - 09:12 PM
You can find it at Jann's and also at lots of auto paint stores. Jann's is the easiest to come by in sheets, though. The stuff works great, just paint it black and punch out a ton of holes.
As I've said, it's far better than electrical tape as it doesn't bunch up and stick to itself. The backing is there. I usually just paint a strip and punch out as many holes as I can get and keep them in old 35mm film canisters. I write on each canister what size dot it is and just grab what I need.
Posted 18 April 2006 - 05:34 PM
If you still want to paint your eyes on.....try this and do NOT thin the paint!!!!
get a dowell rod that fits comfortable between your thumb and index finger. Get some nails, the ones with the "flat head" and some finish nails. Hammer each nail into a seperate dowell. Now you have one for the eye and one for the pupil. dip the nail head in the paint and touch the paint to the lure. DO NOT push down to where the nail head hits the lure. You want it to almost puddle so it makes a round mark. After the eye is dry you can go back and dot the pupil.
Also this subject has a bunch in the search section.
Posted 18 April 2006 - 09:36 PM
Just go to your local sign shop and have them cut several different colors and sizes out of vinyl sheets. You can have hundreds of dots done for under $20.
Posted 20 April 2006 - 05:16 PM
The best thing I have used and very little money is a Q-tip dip it in the paint blot it off and make your dot! make sure your Q-tip is straight up and down. makes great dots.