So between last night and today I did a couple of things. First of all, I painted the areas I wanted to do the fire effect from in a brightish yellow. My reasoning behind this is it’ll make color pop through the glue I’m going to use, making my fire more realistic and vibrant. A common misconception, or rather, a painting error I commonly see is that people make their fire dark red at the bottom and lighten it on the way up. Real fires start bright at the source and get darker. I applied three coats and let it set for the night.
Now for the third part of my journey. I grabbed my trusty tube of E-6000 and started squirting it everywhere! I applied it to one area at a time and used a wooden skewer to poke and raise areas while holding a blow dryer on low about a foot away to help set it quick enough so the spikes didn’t flatten out.
I’m going to let this settle and harden over night, then I plan on adding a coat of paint on the glue and then adding another layer of glue to get more pronounced flame effects in certain areas.