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Chanticleer stone work first wash
 
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Chanticleer stone work first wash


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Once the egg carton stone work was completely dry it was time to seal it and add "grout." I used a matte gel medium mixed with 50/50 neutral grey and white acrylic paint and applied it liberally making sure to get it down into the cracks between the stones. After a few days drying, tonight I started adding washes to bring up the stone details. There will be more washes ahead before it's finished. :) 

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I am wanting to do stonework with egg cartons also, but don't know how. Your's looks amazing.  Can you help me with what you did to make them.  Thanks 

 

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2 hours ago, Beulah said:

I am wanting to do stonework with egg cartons also, but don't know how. Your's looks amazing.  Can you help me with what you did to make them.  Thanks 

 

I used recycled heavy packaging material that is preformed much like egg cartons, but it is heavier and thicker. It's also got more texture, thus the "stone" look. I cut it into pieces in various sizes (keeping scale in mind) to use as stone and glued the pieces directly to the structure after first painting the structure a base color. Since I'm working in half scale (1:24) I needed the stones to be very close together and glued them flush to one another. I used the gel medium mixed with paint as a sort of grout...pushing it into any crevices when applying it, and wiping off excess. Additional color washes were added after that had dried in order to simulate stone colors.

Hope this helps and good luck with your project. This is time consuming but gives you nice results :D 

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I see, I guess the problem I am running into is, that I am doing porch base posts in it, or wanting to at least lol.  Mine is also 1:24 scale.  I am just worried it may be too thick to put on it.  So you actually cut them, not ripped them, ok I will try that out also.  I love doing the smaller scale, but it is hard to find stuff for it.  Thank you so much, have a great evening 

Joanne 

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