|An easy way of plastering in 1:12 scale|
When I plastered the Tudor house (see under 'Tudor House' in the blog labels list) I used a mixture of white paint, PVA glue and talcum powder and applied it quite thickly to the walls.
This time, because the shadow box is small, I imagined a finer 'plaster' would be better.
In one of those serendipitous 'aha!' moments, I thought of using gesso. This is a primer used by artists to prepare surfaces such as canvas, wood and paper to provide a flexible, non-cracking surface to paint on.
So I squirted some gesso onto the already undercoated box walls and scraped it around with the edge of an old credit card so the walls looked as if they were whitewashed and slightly textured.
It's an easy way of plastering and the effect was just as I'd hoped for. And because the gesso is white, I didn't have to paint again.