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  1. #11
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    Jan 2007
    Middle Tennessee


    Certainly not original with me - I picked it up somewhere years ago.

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  2. #12
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Norris, TN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stonefly View Post
    I paint the eyes on my poppers using a piece of dowell dipped in paint. You can adjust the size by "sharpening" in a pencil sharpener, then cut off as much of the point as necessary to leave the size you want for the eye. Makes a nice round eye.

    That is one of my favorite ways to paint. I always screw up with paintbrushes and I have done most of my painting the past few years with dowells used in this manner. It works great and you do not have to worry about the bristles flaring out. Only negative is that you have to dip often for larger jobs. Good tip on sharing this one!
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