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Post by photomomma6 on Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:06 pm

Hey,since this month's challenge is flaming Dragons, I thought I'd show you all a technique Gary Cole from Snaz taught us at the Clown DAze in MN last year. I did another dragon on my son's face and used it...so you can see. Just for anyone who doesn't know this technique, it really adds to your design and saves time!
Start with a green background (or whatever color your dragon will be)

Then lay netting from either onions or oranges bag over it (cut the size you need)

Sponge over the top of the netting with a shade or two darker--can do this with two colors.

Walah! You have scales on your dragon/crocodile/fish or whatever you wish...good luck!

In this one, my sponge was actually too wet--see below for the facepainted this way...
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Post by Tash on Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:12 pm

Somebody here awhile ago.... I'm thinking maybe Anita.?... came up with this idea... but bettered it by makeing the netting into a stencil... I think she sprayed it with craft glue spray to make it hard and put a frame around it so it was easier to use.
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Post by Daizy on Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:23 pm

Yeah, I do the same thing, I just folded some wide tape around the edges to keep it firm.
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Post by Mandi from Tazzie on Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:13 pm

cool dragon
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Post by Ruth on Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:23 pm

thanks for sharing, that dragon looks great!
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Post by photomomma6 on Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:42 pm

That's a great idea about the craft glue--it does tend to move a little when sponging...yay
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Post by Beans on Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:42 pm

You could cover a spouncer? (you know the round sponges on a stick?) with it temporarily with an elastic band? I have considered doing this also with bubble wrap for scales. I've not tried it yet - could work tho? scratch
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Post by cc on Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:59 pm

Beans wrote:You could cover a spouncer? (you know the round sponges on a stick?) with it temporarily with an elastic band? I have considered doing this also with bubble wrap for scales. I've not tried it yet - could work tho? scratch

Like a Star @ heaven Ooooh, I like that idea!! Like a Star @ heaven
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Post by Guest on Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:11 pm

Punchinella... the waste from sequins is much neater. And it is pretty cheap to buy... and easy to wipe clean to use on another person...



Here are some links I found on Google:

http://www.skybluepink.com/punchinella.html

http://www.makingfriends.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=MF-877&Category_Code=[

http://www.lainesworld.co.uk/L/punch.html

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Post by Tilly - Formerly Punky on Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:13 pm

I use that stuff Shannon showed (never knew what it was called, thanks Shannon!). I use it on my full face dragons, but I like using a white shimmer powder to make the scales kind of glisten.

here's a pic that shows it.

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Post by cc on Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:19 pm

Shopping list....punchinella! Thanks for sharing that tidbit, Shannon!
Punky ... like the way the white shimmer makes it look dimensional. Very cool!
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Post by photomomma6 on Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:09 am

Wow, where have I been? I'm diggin' those stencils. Great idea. Thanks!~
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Post by photomomma6 on Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:12 am

Okay, now I'm seeing on Punchinella, that they give you 3 yards for a dollar. I certainly do not need that much--would anyone want to go in with me to get a few different kinds, and we can split them 3 ways? Msg me and let me know--I'll go ahead and order them when I have 2 others interested!
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Post by Mehndi Masala on Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:41 am

I tried to get the colors to resemble a larger version of the snake she had and I actually used a fishnet stocking pulled over the arms, but I like the idea of stiffening it up a bit with some glue cause it had it's moments! Especially the cut up pieces. Any particular brand that you found still retained some 'bendy' but held itself nicely? Suggestions?

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Post by barbb919 on Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:48 am

wow shannon I wish I thought of that.. you can buy that stuff at hobby lobby and the fabric stores..
thanks
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Post by Tilly - Formerly Punky on Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:17 am

WOW Kim! That is awesome! I think you did a great job matching the snake!
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Post by anramire2 on Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:35 am

Shannon Fennell wrote:Punchinella... the waste from sequins is much neater. And it is pretty cheap to buy... and easy to wipe clean to use on another person...



Here are some links I found on Google:

http://www.lainesworld.co.uk/L/punch.html
shannon thanks for sharing this. I have tons of it in my scrapbooking stash bounce bounce cheers bounce
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