How to paint your own dragons:
Dragons are ready to be painted. I have already sanded them down.
All the dragons in my store can be painted with any regular Water-based Acrylic paint that you buy from your local craft store or online. I suggest Using the brand “Liquitex”. It is the brand I use :)
DO NOT use any oil based paint on the sculptures! I suggest to NOT use watercolors either! As the results will not be good.
You may need to make multiple paint coats on your dragon to get a solid color. I usually make at least 2-3 coats of paint all over the dragon to get the desired result.
Use a soft brush to get smooth painted results, harder brushes will leave harsh strokes and leave a textured paint on the dragon.
It is not necessary to have a air brush, but air brushes will work as well. Just make sure to not paint over the dragons eyes it will be hard to get off later.
Drying time depends on the room temperature, if it is warm then it will dry between 15-20 minutes. If the room temperature is cold, then it may take up to a half and hour or longer.
After painting your dragon, it is best to put a clear UV resistant sealant(Finish) on the paint so it will last longer and not be scratched easily!
And clear acrylic-polyurethane works. Sculpey sells small bottles of clear coating called “glaze”.
I use a gloss called “Polyacrylic” that can be bought online or in a craft or hardware store.
Bottom Peel-and-stick pads
The felt pads are peel-and-stick, just peel them and stick the felt on the bottom of the statue when you are finished with the entire dragon and protective coating.
Orbs that the dragon holds
Just glue them on the dragons hand with regular “craft glue”. Wait until fully dry before handling! Orbs may take time to dry since it is acrylic glass.