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Painted eyes on streamers
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Remove the memory from your flyline
How to make painted eyes
on yours streamers? Eyes with a well rounded black spot like all the
In this page, the tools, the method explained step by step.
On the left, the tools used for this page: Two small cans of acrylic
paint for models,one yellow, one black, 3 drill bits, diameter 5, 4
and 3 mm ( 1/5, 1/6 and 1/8th inch) and cooking paper (parafin paper?).
On this paper the dry paint is easily removed .
Shake the can. Touch the paint with the butt of the 5mm drill bit : a nice rounded droplet attach to it, now apply the droplet to the paper, don't touch the paper
Reload the drill bit with paint for each eye .
Now test the 3 diameters, let the paint dry (15 to 20 mn)
For the black center dot take a drill bit about half the size of the one
used for the yellow dot . Touch the black paint with the butt, center
the bit over one of the yellow dot, apply without touching, see
photo on the right
Apply black dots on all the yellow ones you
made, for the small size dots use a 1mm (1/25") bit or the head of
Now, to put them on a streamer (12 size hook): Varnish the head or
use epoxy , then with a pin
- remove one eye from the paper
- put the pin in the middle
- apply on the head.
Repeat for the other side, head cement or epoxy.
With this procedure, you can make the eyes before the tying. Stuck
on the paper, they'll be ready to be used.You can prepare for small and
large diameters. For a few £ or $, you will make hundreds eyes.
The drill bits can be found in "Do-it -yourself" stores, the paint in the model shops and the paper by your oven!
You can use yellow or red paint, or test phosphorescent paint
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