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Antler paint job by Phoenix-Cry Antler paint job by Phoenix-Cry
Here's my first try and painting up a set of bleached out deer antlers to make them look more natural.

Here's a shot of 'before' [link]
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turtleluz Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Hmmmm - makes me feel....... ;)
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Of course it does. Heehee
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DiamondDustTaxidermy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice job! What did you use?
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Just acrylic paint and a papertowel.
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DiamondDustTaxidermy Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Really? Wow, nice work. I don't get along too well with acrylics so have been trying stain, but it's hard to get a nice variation in color.
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
The key to the acrylic is to start at the base with burnt umber and once you get on there, try to get it off (serious), and then with the paint damp towel you do some sponging, then move up the antler with some raw sienna with the same trick, ad a dash of yellow ocher (just a dash), do the raw sienna all the way up the antler and then work hard to get it off the tips and not so hard to get it off as you go down. A touch of ivory on the tips rubbed down adds some highlights. Then let it dry and then scrap some of the paint of the nubs at the base. Then spray down with matte clear finish.

Hmmmm...sounds more complicated when I type it out. You can also do this with already stained antlers to give some more depth.
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TheQuoteFox Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very very nice! I'm impressed, these do look very natural!
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Thanks!
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SaltyPuppy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
WOW these look great - they look almost identical to the antlers I have. :) Nice job! (Happy Turkey day as well!)
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Thanks!
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