How to draw vines on SkeletalMesh

Hey guys, has anyone an idea how to draw vines/lines or other things on a skeletalmesh(the material of it).
You can see what i mean in this gif(I am the vines): or maybe something like this(The blueish color when zenyatta loads his orbs): A wild Zenyatta right click appears - YouTube

I think it is possible with a special material. But isn´t there any way to reach some of the effects without creating a special material for it, I just want to be able to apply these effects to any material.

Thank you :slight_smile: