How to model puddles using acetate

How to model puddles using acetate

Continuing our series on how to model puddles, this week we are looking at using acetate to form the flat surface of the puddle. If you missed the earlier episode then check out how to model puddles using easily available materials and how to model puddles with resin.

Tools and Materials

All of these materials are commonly available in either a DIY store or art shop. Online shops will also carry them.

  • Acetate – thin sheets will do.  I used left over material from a building kit but everyday packaging will give you tonnes.
  • Tile Grout – brown or beige colour – easily obtainable from any DIY store in a huge variety of colours.
  • White Glue – I’ve used various brands and now just fill up my bottles with cheap PVA from the DIY shop.
  • IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) & Water – I buy mine online in bulk 5 litre bottles then I decant it for ease into smaller bottles.
  • Gloss Varnish – I use Vallejo in this episode because it is easy to drip but you can use any acrylic gloss varnish
Gloss varnish
Gloss varnish


00:28 Tools and Materials
00:50 Method
08:58 Final Result
09:34 Scale Kathys
11:49 Close

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