The pink in these two baits is a blend of createx colors applied over a pearl/white base. There are three colors that go into the pink to get the pearl I like. Before the clear gloss top coat laced with the violet hi lites the pink was bright. After a couple coats of the clear gloss it was just electric. The pictures of these pink numbers just can't do them justice.
Between Isobnad and yourself Alwrenn you guys put out some amazing baits with detail. I like working with abstract stuff like the moss to get random patterns on the baits and I try hard to avoid lines and clean edges, but that's just my preference. I've dinked with teeth of differing sizes on combs for vertical lines and I have a pile of fin templates I dig into on occasion. The outstanding crappies you did a short time ago got me thinking about the moss stuff so I had to buy a bag and try it.
I also delve into the color shifting pigments mixed in a clear gloss top coat that can be effectively laid over just about any color, but the darker the under color, the better this stuff will work. The hi lite powder in the clear on these pictured baits makes a super interference coat and as these baits get moved and the light angle shifts they do some neat color transitioning. I generally put some of the top coat in a cup and toss in some reducer and stir it in. When I think its loose enough I add the powdered pigments and watch as I blend them in. If the clear tightens up any I add more reducer. I like a very loose liquid for this final coat so the pigments can flow before the coat sets up. On the reducer, I use an eye dropper to add drops to my mixing cups. Reducer can get away from you if too much comes rolling out of a bottle. The eye dropper allows you to be quite precise. The next time you do up a crappie bait like your others, heat set the last color coat, then mix up clear and blue hi lite quite thin and spray a couple damp coats on the flanks and across the back. Heat set, then give the back one more damp pass and re-set with the heat. Put the eyes on and dip per your usual cover coat. When everything is hard-dry, trot that bait out in the sun and move it around in you paws. That blue hi lite will come and go just like on a live fish.