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Adjusting the Water Surface Of Your Sheet Plastic Water Feature
Dollhouse koi pond with still and moving water surfaces created on clear styrene sheet.

The surface of this dollhouse scale koi pond shows moving and still water areas just like in a full sized pool.

Photo © 2011 Lesley Shepherd

With your model water surface in place over your landscaped miniature pool or stream, you may notice areas where the suface ripples are too pronounced, or where the view into the pool is obscure and needs to be clearer. You can take the water surface back to a clearer view by adding a self leveling layer of acrylic varnish or clear acrylic floor polish to areas of your water where you need less texture to enhance the view into the water. You can also add more acrylic medium to create heavier ripples for rapids, or make ripple effects that mimic items passing through the water surface.

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