I've finished the dollhouse Mannequin Pis fountain. The fountain was interesting to make. I followed the instructions on PBworks
. I just used Polycrylic gloss to make the water.
This is what it looked like when I poured in the gloss in. For the running water, I used the plastic strips that I glossed. The stream coming from the 'Mannequin Piss' is just a plastic line filament. I got it from a price tag off a new shirt.
At the bottom of each place where the water seems to be flowing, I used little clear beads. They are the ones without holes. I always get some with each bead bag I buy. I didn't know why I was keeping them until I read the PB
For the paint finish I started with making a aging stain. I mixed black, brown and water to thin it down. I applied the stain to all the nooks and crannies. This really brought out the details!
Then I applied the greens. I used a dark green and a spring green.
To finish it off I used 2 shades of golden browns. These 2 shades look like rust.
The trick here is to do many steps. Every time you add a layer of detail, the fountain looks more and more real.