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    I've been painting popper bodies lately for my trip to Canada. I currently have a small army of frog poppers ready to get demolished between the jaws of big northern pike.

    I don't have the steady hand that some of you artists do, but I'd like to do some underbody colors, spots, & eyes (the sticker eyes come off too easily).
    Any tips on painting poppers so they don't look like a 1st grader did it?

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    I use the 12 color Sharpie pack for dots, etc. I use the Prismacolor markers for general coloring of body hues. As for the not looking like a 1st grader, I can't help you there - that would maen I had to graduate from K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grannyknot View Post
    Any tips on painting poppers so they don't look like a 1st grader did it?
    Perhaps you should contact one of our teacher friends who teaches 2nd grade...

    I'm sure that yours are close enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grannyknot View Post
    I've been painting popper bodies lately for my trip to Canada. I currently have a small army of frog poppers ready to get demolished between the jaws of big northern pike.

    I don't have the steady hand that some of you artists do, but I'd like to do some underbody colors, spots, & eyes (the sticker eyes come off too easily).
    Any tips on painting poppers so they don't look like a 1st grader did it?
    My painting skills are similar to what you describe. What I do is;


    • Get some mailing labels or some other kind of labels on clearance at officemax and use the template in MS Word.
    • I find a nice pattern/picture on the internet of something I want to copy and I import it in to MS Word. (resize it how you want and fill up your sheet with the same or different patterns)
    • I usually print it in grayscale to save my ink.
    • Then, I use an exacto knife and cut out the template of the pattern. After that, just unpeal the pattern and apply it to your object. Sometimes you to add a connect piece of tape to your labels to keep the pattern together. You can do each color of your pattern to make it look like the picture you want to paint.

    See attached picture to add some explanation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadisonBoats View Post
    Dang! What size poppers are you tying?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrouseMan77 View Post
    Dang! What size poppers are you tying?
    That is my life symbol -"Don't Tread on Me!". It is on the side of my boat. Also, one that a rare few will have to learn the true meaning. I only used it to show how you can use a simple mailing label as a template for patterns. Also, I use my burning/engraving tool to cut out smaller patters that have lines it them. It works much better than scissors. You would be surprised at the patterns you can make with some creativity.

    Hope you were trying to be constructive in your comments; however, they seem condescending...
    Last edited by MadisonBoats; 08-13-2010 at 10:42 PM.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadisonBoats View Post
    That is my life symbol. Hope you were trying to be constructive in your comments; however, they seem condescending...
    I seriously hope you did not think I was being condescending? I thought it obvious that your "life symbol" wouldn't fit on a popper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrouseMan77 View Post
    I seriously hope you did not think I was being condescending? I thought it obvious that your "life symbol" wouldn't fit on a popper.
    You never know, I could just print it super small and then just stick on one...easier than painting...
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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.

    sb
    Thanks Stonefly, thats a great idea.

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