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Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by sdrenth, Dec 20, 2012.
Here is my latest european mount. I painted it to look like copper.
That looks great. Can you share your technique?
I agree...that looks awesome. If you would, please post your method.
Thanks guys. Yes I will share my technique with you.
After the skull is completely clean and dry I mask off the antlers and spray the entire skull with enamel spray-paint. For this one I used a dark copper color.
I let that dry then use black acrylic paint from a tube. I get it to a fairly thin consistency but thick enough that it will stick to the skull.
Working on about 1/4 of the skull at a time, I cover it in the black paint. Then before it dries I wipe it off leaving paint only in the cracks, crevices and inside parts of the skull.
Then after that is dry I coat it in a clear sealer.
Interesting work and method! I'd also try to use the "drybrush" technique (a method often used by modelists)!
That looks awesome! I'll have to try that on some of my skulls...
Thanks for sharing your technique!
I like it, but I think I would like it more with a touch of green patina in it also. Not much, just a tinge.
I agree.. I'm new to working with skulls (extremely new) but I do work with clay sculpture. The patina can easily be added to a project like this with a small sponge and a little white/blue/green paint. I like to layer the patina using several colors to give depth.
It does look good though. I love copper with the black antiquing
We do the nickel, gold and bronze in our shop but I really like the look of the copper! Very cool!