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· Bog Snorkeller
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When making scenery out of numerous different materials you often finish up with a construction where some of it will take paint and other bits of it, like glue, won't. Nip out and buy some artists acrylic 'Gesso'. Basically a brush on white primer. It takes stain and water colours really well and you dont get any differences in colour between different materials like glue, card, wood, polystyrene etc, and it makes everything take colour the same! This is important if you have items joined together with glue so you don't get those awful matt mixed with shiny colours or, worse still those materials that won't take water colour and just make pools.

If you mess it up, just give it another coat of Gesso and start again.

Obtain from an artists shop or places like Hobbycraft.

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