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PYO Watercolor Effect Advice?

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    krisachu
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      Hi! New to posting here, never made a topic here before.
      I’m just so shy.. I don’t frequent forums much at all so I’m sorry if I’m posting out of place.

      I’ve held onto a PYO Hippocampus for a few years now because I’ve been so afraid of messing up (especially more-so because I want it to be a gift for my mom).
      I’m so sorry if this sounds like a super dumb idea but I was wondering if there was a way to replicate a watercolor look?
      I thought it would be kind of a neat idea but no idea if it’s even possible or even a good idea.
      I had the idea of maybe like.. a very thin layer of watercolor paper over the piece? Like wet it and paper mache over it and it dries and i can watercolor over it?
      But I figured a lot of the finer details in the piece would get lost.

      Anyways forgive my rambling.
      Any kind of first-timer tips would be really welcome though regardless of the method!

      #1683891
      Bela
      Participant

        I saw pictures of some pyos on the Facebook Windstone fan club group that looked like they were dipped in a paint wash and they looked like watercolors. You could search on there. This was a picture of one I saw if you want to ask the person who painted it how they did it.

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        #1683894
        krisachu
        Participant

          I saw pictures of some pyos on the Facebook Windstone fan club group that looked like they were dipped in a paint wash and they looked like watercolors. You could search on there. This was a picture of one I saw if you want to ask the person who painted it how they did it.

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          Oh wow that’s beautiful! Thank you for the recommendation to check it out! ♥

          #1683901
          etruscan
          Participant

            If you are having trouble finding it – the Facebook group is “Windstone Editions Fan Club (Official)” and this piece was painted by Stephanie Cox.

            #1683907
            Melody
            Keymaster

              Using watercolor on these is tricky because the gypsum may not absorb the paint evenly, leaving white patches.
              Wouldn’t hurt to try watercolor! If it turns out blotchy, repaint the spots with acrylic paint.
              Acrylic paint works best.
              I don’t think putting a layer of paper on it first would work very well, but I don’t think anyone has ever tried it!

              #1684079
              krisachu
              Participant

                If you are having trouble finding it – the Facebook group is “Windstone Editions Fan Club (Official)” and this piece was painted by Stephanie Cox.

                Thank you for pointing me in the right direction! ♥

                Using watercolor on these is tricky because the gypsum may not absorb the paint evenly, leaving white patches.
                Wouldn’t hurt to try watercolor! If it turns out blotchy, repaint the spots with acrylic paint.
                Acrylic paint works best.
                I don’t think putting a layer of paper on it first would work very well, but I don’t think anyone has ever tried it!

                Awesome thank you for the suggestion! I think I’ll give it a go to see how the gypsum reacts.
                I feel a little better knowing if it doesn’t work out I can just use acrylic instead. ♥

                #1684131
                dragonmedley
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                  I’ll add, try on the non-display side first. That way, if it doesn’t work out, you paint over it and any minor booboos that may still show won’t be there to bug you on the display side. I learned the hard way…

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                  #1684644
                  frostfell
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                    that griffin is beautiful!

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