Phase 9 – Adding Plaster and Paint

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Focal Length:5mm
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Camera:Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

For the plastered surface I use cheap drywall mud from Walmart mixed 60/40 roughly with water and thin strips of paper ranging from 2″-4″ in width to 4″ – 8″ in length. Not really rocket science although I have found that doing a second layer laying strips in the opposite direction adds strength.

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Next I put a base layer of paint over the entire thing. I use interior latex wall paint, satin and by doing a base coat, I find I use less of my second layer colors and I usually buy those as pint size samples so it helps stretch those colors.

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And then finally, I do a second coat in a more realistic way. This gives me an idea of what things are going to look like when finished and also when I start putting down the Woodland Scenics stuff, I have an underlying color that will blend in. I also made a temporary lake surface from foam board.

An added benefit is if I don’t get around to doing the woodland scenics stuff right away, it still looks good.

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