|Where I left off -- the temple black primed...but will those smooth surfaces look good once painted?|
I took white glue and painted all the exposed pieces of paper mache, as well as the entire roof except for the foam block that the paper mache box fit around. This included the tin bells and acrylic rod decorative railings and the mini-stupas on each roof corner. It did not include the Hirst Arts stone pieces or the statues, though. I then poured sand across the surfaces that had been painted with glue, which stuck on nicely, giving it a rough texture.
|White glue painted on the smooth surfaces and sand poured over them to add texture|
|A base coat of brown, with two dry brushes of "Raw Sienna" and "Spice Tan" have been applied at this stage|
|The final dry brush of "Dunes Beige" lightens the temple up considerably|
|A close up of the roof (which comes off of the main temple), and the false second story (which pops off also, held in place by the snug fit of the paper mache box around a piece of foam.|