Forum dedicated to collectors of animal toy replicas
 
Toy animal WikiToy animal Wiki  HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  Dictionary  Animal Toy forum  
Very Happy The STS 2017 Logo contest is already open HERE Very Happy

Share | 
 

 Making Mud

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Philter4



Country/State : Back and forth between East and West coast of the U.S.A.
Age : 51
Joined : 2010-03-30
Posts : 1397

PostSubject: Making Mud   Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:00 pm

As I mentioned in the post on my new diorama base I am going to try to make a late summer watering hole with dried mud as the ground work around the scene. Here is my first try, I am having trouble with areas of the base, especially right up against the grass. If you have any suggestions I would appreciate it. I painted the base and cracked the surface, then painted the texture with a color called MudStone by Americano Acrylic paint. I am ok with the color, but there are some spots where the color is not even (see the light spot in the center of the photo?) and I have tried to paint a second coat over it but the paint will not stay on that spot for some reason.

Here is the photo.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
http://philter4@d-web.com
baltimore zoo



Joined : 2010-06-30
Posts : 1639

PostSubject: Baltimore zoo   Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:47 pm

The crack effect makes it look great!
Back to top Go down
Raptor



Country/State : Australia
Age : 18
Joined : 2011-07-19
Posts : 23

PostSubject: Re: Making Mud   Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:47 am

that crack effect IS AMAZING exclamation exclamation Very Happy
Back to top Go down
baltimore zoo



Joined : 2010-06-30
Posts : 1639

PostSubject: Baltimore zoo   Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:14 am

Actually, I like the more tan coloring. It looks more like it's a mud flat from a dry region.
Back to top Go down
SUSANNE
Admin


Country/State : Denmark, the peninsula of Djursland.
Age : 64
Joined : 2010-09-30
Posts : 28265

PostSubject: Re: Making Mud   Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:05 am

SO impressive Shocked It looks so real, I almost get thirsty looking at it Very Happy

Sorry for you about the light patches..does the paint pearl off, or does the material suck up the paint ?
But if you had not mentioned, I would have thought it was on purpose Wink

I can imaginge how irritating it must be for you, but I am sure you will find a solution knowing about all your patience and skill. sunny
Back to top Go down
http://dyr-og-dimser.dk
entrauner



Country/State : vienna
Joined : 2010-09-16
Posts : 37

PostSubject: Re: Making Mud   Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:33 pm

looks amazing-I like it a lot!- how did you do the crackles?
I think you should apply all the grass after all the crackled aeras had dried. because it also would grow inbetween the cracks.

_________________
kind regards
erik
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
http://www.diorama-dreamland.at
Philter4



Country/State : Back and forth between East and West coast of the U.S.A.
Age : 51
Joined : 2010-03-30
Posts : 1397

PostSubject: Re: Making Mud   Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:20 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
looks amazing-I like it a lot!- how did you do the crackles?
I think you should apply all the grass after all the crackled aeras had dried. because it also would grow inbetween the cracks.
I made the cracks by carving them into the mud mix I made. This is a mix of silicon, PVA glue and a little plaster. After it sets up I took an exacto blade and cut the squares. This process took several hours to complete, and the carving was horrible as far as time and I couldn't take a break because I had to do it before it dried. Since I did this I have found a product by DecoArt called Textured Crackle and I bought some. The photo below took about 3 minutes to apply and except for a slight difference in color (you can paint it but I bought the color to match the mud I had already made) I can't really tell the difference.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

This was so easy to use and the results were really nice, the cracks are so fine compared to what I could do by hand that when I need to make a dried mud scene I will use it over my original method.
Back to top Go down
http://philter4@d-web.com
SUSANNE
Admin


Country/State : Denmark, the peninsula of Djursland.
Age : 64
Joined : 2010-09-30
Posts : 28265

PostSubject: Re: Making Mud   Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:49 pm

Amazing that you can save all that time and work Very Happy

It really looks good, - but perhaps the one you made by hand is a fraction more natural looking scratch
Back to top Go down
http://dyr-og-dimser.dk
entrauner



Country/State : vienna
Joined : 2010-09-16
Posts : 37

PostSubject: Re: Making Mud   Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:26 pm

thank you for the tip- that's exactly what I was looking for- to my taste it looks perfect now!

_________________
kind regards
erik
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
http://www.diorama-dreamland.at
Mastiffcat



Country/State : California
Age : 56
Joined : 2011-06-26
Posts : 1712

PostSubject: Re: Making Mud   Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:00 am

your work continues to blow me away! but i have to agree with Susanne that your cracking looks more natural. It looks just like dried mud, while the other does look like artistic crackling... but maybe that's coz i know that's what it is. I guess it depends on whether your perfectionism outweighs your time budget.
I like the color, and i think the differently colored patches work: I don't know if it's salt deposited on top or what, but i've seen patches like that in mud.

i love following the progress of your work!

_________________
carolynn
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Making Mud   Today at 11:30 am

Back to top Go down
 
Making Mud
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Bakuman - a comic about making comics! By comic-makers!
» Websites for making Christmas, animated graphics
» Bellarmines - when did they stop making them?
» Anyone goood with making things from fiberglass?
» Deltron 3030 - Making of Event II

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
STS Forum  :: Collections and collecting :: Dioramas & Outdoor photos-
Jump to: