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#58385
Making an insert for the pool of sorrows 12 Months ago  
I made some colored inserts for the pool so that I could change the contents of the pool depending on the scenario. Here's the water insert:



and here is a blood pool insert:



I made these with paint.
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#58386
Re:Making an insert for the pool of sorrows 12 Months ago  
Great idea!
How did you make your insert? What material and what paint/proces?
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Re:Making an insert for the pool of sorrows 12 Months ago  
So here's how I made them:

First I lined the pool piece with foil. I had to be very careful to shape it into the pool without tearing the foil:



To get it to better fit, I used a Qtip to smooth the foil into all the inside edges of the pool.



It doesn't really have to be perfect, since the underside of the insert won't be visible and the edges will be trimmed.

I used Apple Barrel paint but I would think that any acrylic paint would work.



I then filled the form 1/2 to 2/3 of the way full with the paint. Shake it a little side to side to get it to fill in all around the edges.



You need to use a lot of paint because it shrinks quite a bit. So you may not want to use all of your expensive hobby paints for this.

Now comes the hard part. It takes a full 3 days to dry! You need to be patient and wait... and don't touch to test if it's dry.... you're fingerprint could be permanently imbedded in the paint. I know because I made that mistake!

So now it's nice and dry.



Now carefully peel the paint off of the foil. It might be a little wet or tacky underneath, but once it's off, leave it upside down for a while to get the underside completely dry.





The edges will be a little ragged, but these can be trimmed off so that it fits nicely into the pool:



And it's done! I finished mine with a simple coat of testors glosscote. You can brush on whatever paint effects you like if you want. Another thought I had was to add a dab of a different color and then drag it through the paint in a spiral shape to make a nice spiral effect in the pool.

One caveat is that the paint is very soft and pliable, so any indentations made into it (ex. fingernails) become permanent, so be careful when handling.

There are probably better ways to do something like this, but this works for me. Feel free to critique and make suggestions!
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#58390
Re:Making an insert for the pool of sorrows 12 Months ago  
awesome idea - i will definitely try this - perhaps with a layer of the water effects on top?

hhhmmmm..... plotting, scheming, plotting, scheming...
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Re:Making an insert for the pool of sorrows 12 Months ago  
Very nice! I like the idea of a layer of water effects on top also.
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