I bought some burnt sienna ecoline (coloured ink) and mixed some with the sand. The result was stunning and most satisfying. I then also painted the gypsum base, of which I repaired the holes in the side walls and I gave the picture frame (originally brownish) a dab of Mars black paint, because I found the name fitting enough. Now it all dries and tomorrow we'll see what it will have become. Plenty more pictures after the jump.
|Lil' bag o' sand. Cheap. White and not too much of it. Great.|
|Ecoline. Or maybe coloured ink. Whatever you want to call it. |
It's actually watercolour paint dissolved in water. It still is very concentrated.
|After colouring the sand, I spread it out to let it dry.|
|Painting the diorama base with burnt sienna acrylic paint.|
|And there it all is, now it's waiting time.|
See you all then and thanks for watching!