Technique of the month
Modelling overgrown gutters and broken drainpipes.
How can I depict blocked gutters on a derelict house?
George says: Blocked or faulty gutters and downpipes are often accompanied by staining of the surrounding masonry. In damp climates, these wet surfaces inevitably attract moss and vegetation. We can recreate these effects with a mix of paint and scatter material. Lifecolor’s Lichens & Moss pack is a one-stop solution! Web: www.airbrushes.com
Lifecolor’s Lichens & Moss set offers four acrylic paints and two tubs of very fine foam lichen. The paints are great for creating damp staining, while also acting as adhesives for the lichens.
The paints dry to a translucent finish, allowing subtle effects to be created. Further coats create a more opaque effect. Apply light streaks from broken or blocked gutters and downpipes.
The lichens provide suitable material for replicating vegetation growing from blocked gutters, walls or roofs. Place into the wet paint and allow to dry.