My son and I went to a city park in late winter when Mallards were in full color. With a 35mm digital camera he took over 30 pics. He has a scanner,enlarged them 8x10.
Went to a print shop,they enlarged them on to 11x17 card stock,color copies on for under $ each. They made a mirror image,left and right.
Next cut both sides out,spray glue both sides together.
Went to Office Max,had them laminated.$each. Trim excess around edges,be careful not to trim to close you'll open laminate.
Take a scotch pad remove gloss,give them two coats Krylon Matte finish.
Got paint stir paddles for 10c, stapled with 1/2" staples with paddle on back,bend them over on paddles. Do paddles 1/2 facing one way 1/2 the other. Paint paddles to match decoy. Sharpen paddle. Paint lower half brown/tan, whatever is best for you. For around $3 each I have as many as I want,with all types of poses. Outlaws/Reel geese Mallards $100.00+a dz.
Nothing like hunting over decoys you've made.