I wanted to turn our existing Ruined Fountain into a wintery terrain piece.
First I needed to create some contrast between the snow and the grey color of the ground and walls. I watered down a nice medium-dark brown to create a wash to brush over the ground areas.
As you can see it’s tinting the ground grit, without painting completely over it.
The Ruined Fountain after the brown wash is applied.
Next I needed to mix up some snow. I used our snow flock (GFS027 Snow
) and white glue to create a paste of sorts.
You want to be able to still brush it on, and not have it be runny. In fact you can add more snow flock to if you would like it to be a bit heavier. It will settle a bit and look more liquid once it’s on the piece.
Then sprinkle some more snow flock on the areas you’ve just brushed on.
For the “ice” effect on the fountain’s water area I just brushed a thin layer of white glue and sprinkled some snow flock on top.
Something to keep in mind is white glue pretty much dries translucent. The more flock you can add and still work it onto the terrain piece, the better snow effect you will get. You could even add some white paint, just mix it in thoroughly. Experiment with different looks, both icy and snowy, and see which works best for you!
With these basic modeling techniques, you can create an entire tabletop battlefield of winter terrain.