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« on: April 13, 2024, 04:48:36 PM »

New to this art project
Cooked and cleaned crabs, soaked in vinegar
Water and then bleach water. All went well
But......  the eyes    Do i leave or try to
Pull out?  And do I just get acrylic paint
And
Go to town? Any help and hints
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2024, 09:43:06 AM »

Anybody out there? Please help
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2024, 01:03:13 PM »

I usually take the eyes out, and pick off any little feeler pieces.

To paint, I start with a total go-over with white acrylic craft paint, generally two coats. Then, once dry, add on the desired design.
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2024, 05:05:19 PM »

Do you cut orpluck eyes out?
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2024, 07:12:10 PM »

Do you cut orpluck eyes out?

I just grab them with my fingernails and wiggle them out. Some are easier than others, but I've never broken a shell trying to remove them.
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2024, 09:35:16 AM »

Do you cut orpluck eyes out?

My wife tries to pluck mine out when I'm being CRABBY. laugh
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2024, 10:02:52 AM »

I usually take the eyes out, and pick off any little feeler pieces.

To paint, I start with a total go-over with white acrylic craft paint, generally two coats. Then, once dry, add on the desired design.
Nice detail...
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2024, 10:04:18 AM »

Thanks all!!' After a few days of drying out
I grabbed  a "crab" pick
And popped them out! 
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2024, 04:33:29 PM »

Thanks all!!' After a few days of drying out
I grabbed  a "crab" pick
And popped them out! 

Yeah, I think that's what they did to Biden too before they painted him.
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