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My third diorama begins. The theme is around whiskey. I decided to build a section of an older building with an arch as the entrance to the club. There will be a section of some sort of water body on the right.

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I like where I think you are going with this.  Did you engrave the stones in the wall?  Very cool.

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Yes. I drew them with a pencil. Then I went over the lines with a soldering iron. I’m testing this out to see what comes out of: white acrylic gesso with gray acrylic tint to resemble stucco. I will be adding different layers with different shades. Then, I might paint the stucco wand used a chipping and worn out technique to fade the paint. We’ll see what happens then.

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I drew the flagstones on the insulation board with a pencil. Then I traced over the drawing with a hot soldering iron. Then tapped over with steel brush and aluminum foil crushed in a ball.

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This is thinking outside the box....... interesting and original.

David

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Thank you. I have seen this application on other stuff, so I figured I would use it this way. I like the results so far. It gives random patterns similar to organic materials such as stones.

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Very interesting project. You can get a brush-on stucco finish in the art section of Michaels Crafts. I used it a few years ago for the exterior walls of a 1920's gas station diorama. After a couple brush on coats I sanded the high spots down and finished with flat white latex paint. The stuff comes in jars.

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16 minutes ago, misterNNL said:

Very interesting project. You can get a brush-on stucco finish in the art section of Michaels Crafts. I used it a few years ago for the exterior walls of a 1920's gas station diorama. After a couple brush on coats I sanded the high spots down and finished with flat white latex paint. The stuff comes in jars.

Thank you. I’ll have to take a trip to Michael’s and look for that product.

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I dug out the jar. It's made by Liquitex and is called Ceramic Stucco. My jar holds 8 ozs. It is a thick pasty consistency so I applied a few coats with a one inch disposable brush. Good luck with your dio and be sure to post your progress. It's also available on-line.

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16 minutes ago, misterNNL said:

I dug out the jar. It's made by Liquitex and is called Ceramic Stucco. My jar holds 8 ozs. It is a thick pasty consistency so I applied a few coats with a one inch disposable brush. Good luck with your dio and be sure to post your progress. It's also available on-line.

Thanks. I might as well just order it. Lol. 

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First layers of paint applied to the flagstones and building wall. I painted stones in this order: 

1- Dark gray color over all.

2- Tan color as second layer.

3- While second layer was half wet I painted rusty wash color over random stones. Then changed to a darker rusty wash color over random stones. This way the paint blended in different ways.

I will then add more washes and dirt to the joints as well as random spots of grass growing around the stones.

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Another layer on the flagstones.

1- Black ink wash.

2- Raw Umber ink wash.

3- Layer of sand color grout, mixed with two grades of gravel, for the spaces.

4- Another black ink wash.

...to be continued.

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Nice build up of textures and materials there, Yordan...... as well as ' Over the Creek ' this is also a topic I am following closely.... ' Oak Barrels Whisky Club '

David

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Began working on the building walls. This is what I have done so far:

(Note: the next layers will be applied with a small artist spatula.)

1- Applied one layer of acrylic gesso, mixed with a small amount of black acrylic ink to get a gray color.

2- Once the first layer is dried I mixed more acrylic gesso with yellow acrylic ink and applied over the wall randomly and in different directions. I’m going for the Spanish Stuccy pattern (it might be called differently in other regions of the world). 

3- I repeated step two, once the previous layer was dried.

No with a brush:

1- I diluted transparent burnt umber acrylic ink in water and applied a wash.

2- I repeated step one until desire color effect (It took me 4 layers).

to be continued...

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3 minutes ago, Gramps46 said:

Very convincing colors and textures.

Thank you.

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I think it is a good idea to use white acrylic gesso as a base for other colours that you decide to add later, because the gesso lays down the textured surface. Also, you are mixing ink or acrylics with the gesso to achieve some interesting shades. Your stone work is highly realistic and these walls have a nice feel about them.

David

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52 minutes ago, Anglia105E said:

I think it is a good idea to use white acrylic gesso as a base for other colours that you decide to add later, because the gesso lays down the textured surface. Also, you are mixing ink or acrylics with the gesso to achieve some interesting shades. Your stone work is highly realistic and these walls have a nice feel about them.

David

Thank you, David. I still need to apply more layers on the stone and add details to the wall. I might have mentioned this already but I think, to achieve more realistic textures, one has to apply multiple layers. Each layer might represent different things such as: base paint, peeling paint or stucco, grime, mildew, moss, etc. That’s just how it happens in real life and it’s my method of modeling dioramas. Don’t get me wrong, I struggle a lot trying to achieve this. Some day I will be able to do it with my eyes closed. Lol.

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I added somw grime to the walls and added a bigger header to the top openings, which I will convert to windows. I filled up where the ground and grass will go and painted the under cover with burnt umber.

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Yordan , it's wayyyyyy too late now , but in the future , when you are doing a "Rounded arch entryway , you MIGHT consider doing similar 30 degree arched window reveals I'f I'm i'm not making sense , look at the arched reveals on the second floor  for a clarification .

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27 minutes ago, Eshaver said:

Yordan , it's wayyyyyy too late now , but in the future , when you are doing a "Rounded arch entryway , you MIGHT consider doing similar 30 degree arched window reveals I'f I'm i'm not making sense , look at the arched reveals on the second floor  for a clarification .

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It makes sense. It would have been perfect match to the entrance arch. I have been trying to fix some things on this diorama. I feel like I should start over. For one, I accidentally dropped it and the building fell apart. I had to glue it back together and patch it.

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After giving some thought, I have decided to rebuild the building structure. I accidentally dropped it and the walls look crooked, plus other details. I’m taking in consideration some ideas given by members of the forum, which will make the diorama look better. I want to thank everyone for giving me some good points. Here is a picture of just the ground work. I might just work them separately and then attach the building to the base.

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