Saturday, June 20, 2015

A Little Aging

The roof of the shed has had lots of time to deepen and now I am applying a mixture of diluted burnt umber to lower the intensity of the blue patina. 

My first thought was that I had it ruined.  But once the mixture dried, I like it much better.

Then it was on to adding the moss.  I'm using a combination of three different types and colours of landscape material to give it a little depth.  I applied glue in the upper edges and dragged it down a little, especially in the areas where the glue had dried on top of the copper and wouldn't age.  It looks a little overdone here, but I'm waiting for the glue to dry.

Once the glue was dried I brushed off the excess and this was the result.

I think I will have to repeat the process several times to build up enough moss.  Back to the moss bag!

Until the next time....


PILAR6373 said...

Me encanta el efecto del musgo sobre el tejado,le aporta mucho realismo!!!

Cinderella Moments said...

I love it! I think it's looking like perfection to me!! :)