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 blocks. Those were too sharp for ruins. So, I started with melting the edges with the candle.

Then painted whole model with a light grey spray paint. After it was dry, I drybrushed several layers referring to the real stone I have. First light grey undercoat, second a light burnt sienna then burnt umber with a lot of white, some red, yelow,… Just mixed acrylics to get the right color each time.

I drybrushed very very light almost a white color at the end to get a better contrust. Here is the end result:

Not perfect but this is very closed to what I had in mind. It will also look better when it is placed inside the rocky surface with the right lighting.

Next comes working on the actual clock part.. Tomorrow?? Yes, starting tomorrow...

5 replies on “painting stones – 2”

Yaz, I love how you share your successes and process here. w00t! And I love that you used a rock from nature for your thoughtful inspiration for the color.

I think you’ve got it right now. You might try my secret magic answer to all aging effects… Walnut ink!!! I buy the crystals and mix the strength I need in a little mist spray bottle with mostly water. There isn’t really a substitute for walnut ink made from walnut shells. It isn’t the rich brown color, if so watered down acrylics would do the trick. You could try that though on a spare edge of a piece. Maybe even dark strong coffee?

It ages things as if time had done it… heh!

Walnut ink.. I am not sure if I can find it here. Last time I went to buy acrylics, I saw some bottles labeled “aging effect” Those were acrylic paints. You say that you buy the crystals and mix with water. I will definetely check out if I can find. If not crystals then maybe that aging acrylic I would buy. Also I will try spraying watered down browns and maybe even strong coffee.

Thanks a lot for the trick!!

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