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Using pencils?

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Speckled Trout, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Speckled Trout

    Speckled Trout Member

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    Can pencils be used over a "fungicidal sealer"? Or, should I apply them before sealing it? It doesn't seem like it would adhere or work because it'd be too slick. Am I wrong?
     
  2. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    I always use pencils before sealing for the very reason you mention. But, if you miss something and have to go back over the sealer, it'll adhere - you just need to rub pretty hard...
     

  3. same as marty..before.. ;D
     
  4. Manny

    Manny New Member

    If you have to shoot a coat of clear flat and the pencil will work. I ran into the same broblem.
     
  5. Hit it with workable fixative. It gives a surface that is not a slick coat. I use it when I'm layering color. It will set a pigment and allow for another layer.
     
  6. Jim F.

    Jim F. Let's go Fishin!!!

    I always seal each layer with a matte clear. That way penciils, powders and liquid scales go on much easier.