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Make a Polymer Clay DragonBone Sword Part 4: Painting it


In this part of the tutorial we paint the sword, seal it and finish it off by adding the necklace cord.

Part 1 of this tutorial is here


The most interesting part of painting this necklace is the dragonbone sword blade. And we can get a nice "Bone" look with three colors: White, Brown and Orange.

Here is the process:

1. Paint the blade with a thick coat of white.

2. Then dry brush on just a tiny bit of brown, brushing it unevenly into the white.

3. Then dry brush on a tiny bit of orange, brush it unevenly into the white.

4. Touch it up with a little more white.



And there you go! The dragon bone looks like real bone.










Now paint the rest of the sword black.











Now paint the details. These include the dots on the brace along the center of the blade, the little flowre and the lines on the cross guard. And wash on some silver on the handle and pommel ring.









Here is a closeup look at the details to paint.









To finish off the necklace seal it with some kind of a clear drying sealant if you have it. Here we are using mod podge.








Now let's tie the necklace cord on. I will show you how to do it in a way so the sword lies flat.


Cut the length of cord you want for your necklace. Fold that cord in half and pass it through the pommel hole like this.









Now pass the loose ends of the necklace through that loop.











And tie the loose ends together. That's it!








Your DragonBone Sword Necklace is done!




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