Water Color on Plaster

I’ve long wondered how plaster bricks would take to water colors.  The basic white block seemed to be a perfect object to take color.

With the help of my oldest daughter, I was able to give water color a trial run.

The water colors provided good coverage (especially under an adult hand) and would be fun to see how multiple layers would stack & blend.  All told, could be a good method to employ if I ever manged to get way from the moody Gothic terrain I seem to build all the time.  Anyone know of a set of water colors not intended for Kindergartners?

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  1. #1 by Zero on February 24, 2011 - 12:50 am

    My favorite are Grumbacher Finest, but you may want to go with larger quantities for terrain. I think Blick has a student brand, but I haven’t tried it.

  2. #2 by xenite on February 25, 2011 - 6:30 pm

    Cool idea. While the paints are different in terms of what they are made of, you could use your acrylics, but water them down considerably to achieve a similar effect. I was doing that with some models which were primed flat white. The Wapples do something like this for most of their painting. They add so many layers that it doesn’t really have a water-color look in the end.

  3. #3 by chicagoterrainfactory on February 25, 2011 - 9:14 pm

    I knew that the Wapples painted in layers, but had forgotten that I knew that. Maybe that’s where the idea came from. I’ll have to plan a trip out to Blick to see what they have in stock for a summer painting project.

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