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Finish The Landscaping Of Your Model Pool and Prepare to Add the Water Surface
Tar Gel acrylic medium mixed with water color creates the effect of depth in a scale model pool.

When dry, a layer of colored tar gel acrylic medium painted along one side of a dollhouse koi pond interior creates a sense of deeper water.

Photo © 2011 Lesley Shepherd

Here's my dolls house scale koi pool, ready to add the water surface layer. You can see here how the layer of 'tar gel' has dried to a deep blue green 'slime' which will work well for the effect of deeper water in this part of my pool where I am planning to have a stream of water enter the pool over the edge of a rock.

All the landscaping elements are securely glued in place in the pool. Once I finally glue the water surface in place I won't be able to adjust anything in the pool, so I need the scene to be stable, and dry.

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