The Beastly Lion of Wolsey Towers

Episode #6

Picking out the highlights

This is now flooded, unfired paint we’re working with. The paint has a good amount of gum Arabic in it. You’ll see in some shots how it looks as red as unfired stain, but that’s just the lighting: it’s ‘Violet of Iron’, a gorgeous tracing paint by Reusche. Watch the video here.


So, as you saw in episode #5, we use chalk to mark out where the highlights go.

And now we pick them out:

Stained glass highlights


You may wonder that our picking stick looks large and blunt; actually we tested it, and it was perfect.

Here’s the video for you now:


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