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Antiquing After Base Colours?

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by 1tahr, Apr 6, 2020.

  1. 1tahr

    1tahr Member

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    hi guys , Ive molded and cast a large rainbow jack , looking at the reference pics the red stripe thru the middle has an antiqued look to it with only the red showing in the scale pockets, if I seal my base colours let it dry then spray the red , then antique , will the steel wool ruin my other colours , I plan to go light , how do I correctly replicate this stripe, sorry cant upload pic
     
  2. Lance.G

    Lance.G Well-Known Member

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    It’s worked for me before. Let your sealer fully cure 24 hours and go very light on your paint you plan to remove. Its a bit risky
     

  3. Sotired

    Sotired Active Member

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    You could also try powdered pastels and wipe off in one direction with a damp cloth.
     
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  4. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    You have just discovered another technique to achieve the results you're looking for! I probably use steel wool more often than most throughout the painting process probably because I make more mistakes than those with superior air brush skills! ;) Steel wool works great on Walleye and Yellow perch stripes/markings! LM Bass "stripe", etc., etc., etc.. The BEST advice I think I can give to those starting out or even to those stuck in a rut is to experiment often! There are no rules other than compatibility with your paints/etc. Thinking outside the box will help you discover your way of doing things AND will keep you motivated over the long term. IMO...
     
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  5. WLELTD

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    seal it then use water base paint . and wipe with a damp cloth
     
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  6. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    Actually if you use alcohol it will aid in the use of water base paints
     
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