And then there was sky …
Well, I took the plunge today and painted the Temple Court backdrop a “sky” blue.
Since the last post where I showed the completed backdrop installed, I have finished the task of filling and sanding the joins in the MDF. I used a final finish topping compound from Gyprock. A couple of layers were done to ensure a smooth transition over the join. Some mesh jointing tape was also used to help prevent cracking of the join.
Once sanded smooth, an undercoat was applied.
I had recently been pondering the option of a painted backdrop or a photographic backdrop in this section. There are a number of products available with Australian scenes, but I just couldn’t decide on one that I thought would look right. In the end, I have decided to have a go at a painted backdrop. It will most likely end up just being the sky with some painted clouds.
Below is the result of one coat of sky paint this morning.
The colour is Dulux ‘Shimmer Half’ A339. I used a foam type roller which hopefully won’t leave much of an ‘eggshell’ type surface.
Next step is to try painting some clouds using a technique shown on Trainmasters TV. I recently subscribed to this paid service. I signed up for the two year option. It’s not bad value at $3.50 per month. I have found that not many episodes interest me, but the ones on weathering etc have been interesting. I’ll explain about the cloud painting in the next post. Hopefully they will turn out OK!!