Sunday, March 6, 2011

Instant Aging Cream

The ultimate "look" that I want for the produce warehouse is that of an aging, well-used structure that has been exposed to year after year of northern Minnesota weather.  Much like my house, I want to see peeling paint, warped and cracked boards, the dull gray of rot and age.  I've been experimenting for weeks with various blends of India ink and isopropyl alchohol, trying to find the right shade of "age" for the wood that I'm using.  I finally settled on one, and this morning, took the plunge and applied it to the produce warehouse.  It was truly an "Oh, WOW!" moment.  Even my wife offered up a compliment, something more than "Yes, that's nice dear".

Enough from me, I'll let the pictures do the talking....