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- very good job!.. and thank you to share so useful details! I admire your repaint rabbit, turtle and jay and even the stones!
No, fortunately you are very wrong
. I did not paint natural stones. I painted only one plastic rock - this large, top right, almost oval shape (such hollow plastic rocks are constantly sold in cheap Chinese toy sets). All the other rocks were made by me, as I have been doing for 30 years.
1. I usually break irregular pieces of dry bark from trunks of poplar trees, or some other trees, and these pieces are usually miserably shaped
2. dip pieces of bark in wood glue, drain and place on baking paper to dry (the longests phase, 2 days),
3. glue different pieces to each other to give them the desired shape, and finally I fill the unwanted cavities with glue,
4. paint in some shade of gray or ocher,
5. use a dark wash
6. finally, use a light dry brush
That is all. A large amount of rocks and stones can be made quickly and easily, and also in the desired color. I hope this will be of use to you because I know you need rocks for your beautiful dioramas. You will be able to make phenomenal caves