Not only did it supass my expectations in strength it was also extremly light weight once dry too. I quickly found i could work with as few as 6/8 layers of strips & 3 1mm thick layers of dragon skin. The standard news print i still use became as strong as 10/15 layers of paper for every 6/8 layers i used with a 1mm coating of dragon skin. Since i was working on dragon heads this is why it got this name by the way.
I soon realised i could do much more with my dragon skin too. As seen here you can paint in a 3D fashion with it. Since dragon skin dries in around 15 minutes (fan assisted) you can quickly & very easily build up a 3D effect painting.
It then occured to me if i can 3D paint with it i could then use this technique to easily add finer details to my sculptures without then having to add card & paper or foil to make the fine detailing. Making skulls was my first attempt at doing this as seen below. Here is a skull axe in the early stages of enhancement with dragon skin as a 3D paint.
My dolphin figure/body which i am currently using to plaster cast a mold from was also created using dragon skin. If you are following that feature you will know it only took 10 layers of 'bone mix' dragon skin to create the dolphin. Bone mix dragon skin is simply dragon skin with around a 3rd more PVA glue added to it to create, well a bone hard & smooth finish.