I chose not to prime the Worbla’s Black Art. It has a smoother finish than Worbla’s Finest Art, plus I wanted some texture for the bone. The jaw bone is, after all, thousands of years old. I started by painting the entire blade white using acrylic paint. It had a very slow dry time, I had to let it sit over night. Using craft paint: I then painted with a brown/orange paint. I then added some Grey, and final detailed with Black. To smooth and blend, I used a wet paint brush to smooth out the edges. Once paint was completed, I completed drying with a heat gun to cure the paint. Once painted, Worbla mostly loses its pliability. I used a leather sheet purchased from Joann’s fabrics, cut into strips, to wrap around the handle. Secured with fabric adhesive which adhered nicely to the Worbla. I then used a roll of leather cord to wrap around the handle for additional detail. Also adhered with fabric glue. The final product: I also created Dean’s necklace and charm but didn’t get a photo. I’ll add one soon.