This is my latest of several attempts during the last 3 days to make scenic water using acrylic paints and Mod Podge.
Photos immediately below are of a shallow stream in the middle of my layout in basement playroom. After paint dried, I applied 2 coats of Mod Podge, first a thin coat brushed on, and then a thick coat dappled on:
I like the fisherman, but need better fish than the paper whoppers shown above. LOL
Next photos are of the deeper stream in the basement laundery room with boats:
The photos of the above deeper stream with boats was made by using acrylic paints on blue paper, and after paint dried, similarly applying a thin coat, and then a thick coat, of Mod Podge
I am very interested in your honest feedback. I welcome constructive criticism because I believe it helps us improve.
I know that the more realistic approach is to paint the stream basin different shades of brown, showing the muddy bottom. Although blue is not as realistic, I like it because I think its prettier, and there are blue streams in the real world that reflect the blue sky.
Getting the blue color to look good is tricky IMO.
I like the shallow stream in the playroom more than the deeper stream in the laundery room.
I had a lot of fun doing this project.
What do you think of the above streams?