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mermaid scales

Does anyone know of the technique and tools needed to do the translucent scales that are done over fired an d painted clay? I have not been able to find any info for this.
Thanks for any help or info.

Re: mermaid scales

You can purchase a mermaid scale maker on ebay...all it is is a metal tube filed off at an angle at the end to make it sharp. then after you make your mermaid tail put a thin coat of translucent clay over the tail and very carefully using the sharpened end of the metal tube cut slightly into the translucent layer of clay...then very carefully cure these scales with a heat gun keeping it moving at all times and about 4 to 5 inches away while doing this other wise you may scorch it. Good luck!