ghost flames on matt black finish?

Dave C 5

My step son would like me to paint his helmet matt black with ghost flames. Question: Do you add the flattening agent to the clear? never used it before. Next question: Do you think that just a pearl "dusting" along the flame edges after masked off would give me the effect i'm looking for? Does it need a black Kandy shot over it after that ? Any ideas on where to start would be appreciated !
Yes, use a clear with flattener added. Pearl in intercoat or topcoat clear will work for the ghost effect-your proceedure and materials used will be dictated by the affect you're after. Do some test panels.