Creating a granite look to your bases
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Here is the opportunity to see how I make the granite look to my bases.
The base is made of baswood, sprayed with the spray paint and textured with acrylic paint.
First I seal with Deft, allow a couple of days to get dry . Using blue tape I maks off the areas I do not want paint on.
Using the Krylon Stone colors, I lay down a light spray. Do not shake the can more than a few shakes. If you do it will mix the color up to much and you will not get the big spots like granite has. Allow to dry for an hour. Light spray using a complimentry color, allow an hour to set. It will not dry completely so do not touch it. Keep this light coating going till you have the tonal effect. that you like. Keep switching back and forth with the colore leaving some areas un touched by the current color. This will give a variation in the color.
Now take the darkest color you have, and spray a heaver coat to one edge around the corner edge to give it some darker characture. Allow to dry over night.
Next use the Rust-oleum Multi color texture. Spray some spots to get a change of color and then mist all over lightly. Do not worry if you over do it, just all it to dry overnight and start the light build up again. The spects you see on the lid will add age to it. Allow 2 days to dry and cure.
Using burnt Umber or a color of choice, mix 50/50 with water. You should have the effect of ink. Using a liner brush or the edge of a filbert make lightening like marks on it. After a little pratice on paper you will be amazed at how it takes shape.
Sometimes I will dust holding the Multi Color about 15" away and just mist it once. This softens the lines you drew in.
Next, after it has dried good, to get rid of any shiney look I will over spray with Krylon Matte.