Faux Jay

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Faux Jay

Post by ScottP » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:29 am

Since I

- don't have the need to spend money on a Eurasian Jay skin
- didn't feel like driving 10 miles to find some Rit dyes in the proper colors
- ran out of guinea feathers
- had a few minutes between coats of paint on some kitchen cabinet doors

I grabbed some well-marked feathers off a Mearns quail skin, broke out the Koolaid Ice Blue Raspberry (2 packs in 1 cup of water) and had at it. Color was a bit too light (more of a kingfisher blue) so I added 1/4 tsp of blue food color and cooked it 1 minute in the microwave


I can live with this.

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Re: Faux Jay

Post by letumgo » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:54 pm

Nice substitution, Mr. Frugal. :D

I can't wait to see what how you will but the "Faux Jay" to use.
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