Paint for Poppers?

LOC

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Will you be painting a carved wood head or foam?
You want to do it "get er done" or you want to be a craftsmen?

I've made carved wood poppers, sanded balsa poppers and also quickie foam poppers.
It really depends on how far you want to take your project.
 

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I use acrylic craft paint from Walmart (Apple Barrel, or something like that). First, I apply a coat of sealant, then paint the body with a brush and the acrylic paint. I use the butt end of drill bits to paint the eyes using white and black acrylic paint. Let it dry, then finish with a few coats of Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails. It makes a nice finish on balsa, cork, hard foam, etc.

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Good luck.

Tom
 

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Will you be painting a carved wood head or foam?
You want to do it "get er done" or you want to be a craftsmen?

I've made carved wood poppers, sanded balsa poppers and also quickie foam poppers.
It really depends on how far you want to take your project.
For my first couple I was planning on using cork, with a get it done approach. After that I may attempt balsa, or other materials.
 

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I use acrylic craft paint from Walmart (Apple Barrel, or something like that). First, I apply a coat of sealant, then paint the body with a brush and the acrylic paint. I use the butt end of drill bits to paint the eyes using white and black acrylic paint. Let it dry, then finish with a few coats of Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails. It makes a nice finish on balsa, cork, hard foam, etc.

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Good luck.

Tom
Thanks for the info, those look real nice. You did a great job. (y)
 

LOC

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I carved some out of hard wood and yes acrylic makes a nice looking popper.
For foam I just hit them with paint pens.

Yours are extra nice. Well done!
 
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