long shot but can anyone with crafting experience help me out?
so i’m looking to turn this:
into something like this:
(second image source)
basically i want to chop off the two "ears” on the side, paint the orb purple, then add a ring made of metallic cardboard painted the same color. the person who made the purple wand below said they used a clear tinted paint so that the metallic finish of the original orb shows through
the problem is i can’t seem to find a good clear purple paint that is safe to use on plastic. the ones i’ve found (tamiya and krylon) all state the paint might react with the plastic and make it crack or splinter, so i don’t know what brand of paint would be good to use while still making it look as nice and polished as this. if push comes to shove, i could message the twitter account that made the second wand, but my japanese is not great and i don’t think their response time is very quick.
also, if anyone has tips on how to paint complex surfaces like this evenly, i’m all ears, since i’m a complete beginner noob and the mere thought of a project like this is daunting to me.
Commission - not for sale. 'Fenghuang' is a Chinese mythological bird embodying the feminine, it's the symbol of rebirth, the sun, and south.
This doll is about 45 inches in full length. Poseable neck has plastic ball-and-socket armature inside. Neck, wings, legs, and tail's long feathers are poseable. Fabric fur, doll armature, wire, feathers, fake leather, primer, acrylic paint, varnish. It also has 6 loops on body and wings so it can be hanged 'flying'.