Friday, April 30, 2010

Let it snow

Everyone has their own formula for making snow. Some are simple, sprinkle with talcum powder and others involve mixing ground crystals, flock and pixie dust it a 5 gallon bucket. The point being there is allot of room for other options. Here is mine.

The formula -
baking soda
white gesso
pva glue
snow flock

blue ink*

The snow mixture I use is a 2:2:1 mix of glue, white gesso, baking soda and just enough water to thin it out to a runny texture. Next drizzle it on the spots you want snow then cover it with either more baking soda or even better snow static grass. The more dry the base is before you shake off the excess the heavier the effect. So for a heavy snow wait until it is fully dry. Seal it with a matte varnish and the effect is done. I try and do batches of bases at a time to cut down on the amount of waste and so I don't have to deal with static grass getting into everything.

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