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Is A Paint Stik The Same As A Crayon?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by john micheal clutter, May 25, 2023.

  1. I was watching a video on YouTube about painting a walleye,, and the gentleman was using a gold paint stik to use on scales…. Is that the same thing as a crayon or something totally different?
  2. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    Totally different material
    Crayons are more wax and plastic whereas paint sticks are oil base or dry pigment encased
    To which using crayons to paint may work but not going to hold a gloss cause of its properties.
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  3. Ty frank
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  4. drwalleye

    drwalleye Active Member

    There are so many different paint sticks when I googled it. Any advice on what works well with lacquer paint. Thank you
  5. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    The biggest think to look for in ingredients is wax, glycerol products.
    Oils like shiva sticks work but give it day or two for the oils to dry out.
    If unsure of anything seal well with shellac prior to lacquer
  6. jake7719

    jake7719 Well-Known Member

    Do a test. Alot of supplies that you can buy from art and craft suppliers work well for taxidermy.
    Markers, color pencils, pastel sticks, just keep water based and solvent based separate. Water based can be used before solvent but not the other way around. EXCEPTION is an acrylic wash over a solvent based pigment.
    I paint D&D figures for people sometimes and the paints used are great. Pigment saturation give grate coverage and if you don't need a lot of a color, you can get 1oz bottles for airbrush or brush.

    I even used fake eye lashes as replacement on mounts when they are missing.