Creative tiers of flies that involve the use of
two-part epoxy should experiment with using powdered
chalk scraped from sticks of artists pastels
to create different colors. When selecting a chalk pastel
for coloring epoxy you must choose a brand that DOES NOT
HAVE WAX IN IT. The art supply salesperson should be
able to tell you this.
Unlike other types of colorants, the pastels
are chemically inert and won't contaminate the epoxy. The epoxy will just
bind together all the powder particles. Also, most
two-part epoxies can be thinned down a little using lacquer
thinner. ~ Ray Kunz
Please check out the Fly Tying Section, on the Bulletin Board, here at FAOL too.
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