I’m making a series of three native butterfly displays - Black Swallowtail, Yellow Swallowtail, and Monarch.
I really like how this first one turned out, but I’d like to get some advice on how to get the inlay to look more like glass. I’m cutting out “cells” on the wings with my GF and filling them in with iridescent ink mixed with glaze. But I’m wondering if there’s a better way?
I’m actually filling in the cells with a squeeze bottle with a tiny pinhole tip and that works well - I want the fill to be lower than the topmost edge of each cell wall (which I “paint” black with a sharpie). But what other type of filler (i.e. resin etc.) could I use that would dry up hard, look like glass, and hold the iridescent color. I thought about epoxy but I’m afraid it’d be too thick.