Month: February 2009

Stop Motion Set Piece: Zodiac… completed!

I have completed one of the stop motion set pieces; zodiac part. I made these out of insulation foam. For the above test pics, I added some moss around. When I put the whole set together, I will add dirt all around besides carefully placed mosses, some dead brances and maybe some roots coming from […]

clock face with numerals

Using insulaton foam again. Nice, soft enough to cut and hard enough to sand… You see white boxes on the left top pic above. Those are the boxes of our lunch 🙂 Those made very nice numerals… After cutting, sanding and glueing process is done, I covered whole thing with foam glue and left it […]

painting stones -4 … stairs again

Last week I bought some new paints and a nice decorative painting book. I was not totally happy with the previous result and wanted to give another try. Especially the texture bothered me a lot. So, this time I used pink insulation foam. The process is pretty much the same as before. Because the insulation […]

painting stones – 3

After my previous post, Shelley suggested me to try using Walnut Ink to get a better aged look. It seems like walnut ink is such a nice paint to use for aging but unfortunately, I could not find it here… So, I wanted to try shoe polish. I first painted with a brown shoe polish. […]

painting stones – 2

After a day of unsuccessful painting, I decided to really “think” and find a way to get the right look. I went out for a walk and found a piece of stone which was in the right color I wanted for my ruins. Besides color, there was also a problem with the edges of the […]

Painting Stones – 1

My first try was not successful. This is what happens when you do not think and just follow what the tutorial says. I was trying to make polystyrene stairs look like ruins; aged stones. I ended up having nice & dark castle blocks. If you want to make a castle, you can try the following painting process: […]