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Hey Gang, Could use your help. I'm working on a "wooden" roadside shrine made of resin. How do I weather it so it looks like it's been out in the elements of Jamaica or another Caribbean island?

 

Thanks, Michael

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Most of the really heavily weathered wood I've seen (like driftwood) is actually grayish looking. I think you could go that route, with washes of dark gray and black, and highlighting with light gray or white and get an old, weathered statue or shrine. Anyway, just a thought....best of luck!

 

GIL :smiley16:

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Most of the really heavily weathered wood I've seen (like driftwood) is actually grayish looking. I think you could go that route, with washes of dark gray and black, and highlighting with light gray or white and get an old, weathered statue or shrine. Anyway, just a thought....best of luck!

 

GIL :smiley16:

I agree with Gil. Start with a medium gray. If you want a little wood color to show (for slightly less weathered wood) you can either do a thin wash of dark brown or you can drybrush with a light tan; however most of the colors you will use will be grays, dark, medium and light and maybe some white for highlights.

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Just remember less is better. It's easy to get a dark muddy mess in a hurry. . .

 

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Mike

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As a possible alternative, many of such shrines are whitewashed white. Start with white, then "distress" it like a furniture refinisher with drybrushings and washes of various greys. Remember, do it until you think you need just a little more, then stop before you do that, because its probably too much.

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