The New England Brownstone Company produces plaster castings representing things like New England Brownstone walls. I purchased the large dry stacked wall to experiment with – which I will use in this thread.
I have been trading emails and modeling ‘stuff’ with Russell Greene for a while. When I placed an order for the stacked wall he added a couple extra castings .. a section of the same wall and a piece of brick. I will be using that stacked wall section here.
Russell has a guide to painting the walls – How to Paint Plaster Stonework – which I followed pretty much.
I sealed the plaster with a light coat of a flat white. I did this because I glued the small wing onto the wall and filled the joint and carved out the joints a bit. Once that dried I used a cheap craft acrylic gray diluted well with water to get away from the white to a gray.
|Next – I took a FolkArt 2558 Cinnamon with water and a kitchen sponge to add blotches of color here and there.|
|A little dark wash in the grout lines to enhance them some. I cheated and used some brown and dark MIG washes. Here, testing in place. Next will be to blend it into the surrounding rock.|
|Technical term – I mixed up plaster, added a little brown powdered Tempera, covered the wall in plastic wrap and ‘Glopped’ it in place. I’ll let that set-up over night and turn it into rock tomorrow.|
|~ Finished – sorta|
|Finished up for .. now. I will add some color to individual stones later on .. figured to get the wall under the layout lights fist so I can make the colors work.|