The Ice Man Cometh
Aquarium pieces revisited
I picked this piece up at the local pet store. It looked too cool no not make something out of it.
Things you will need:
8-10 pieces of landscaping bark
Future Floor Wax
Hot glue gun (optional)
The bark is very porous and will soak up paint like nobody’s business. To help prevent this, soak 8-10 pieces of landscaping bark in Future Floor Wax overnight.
Although these pieces should be fish-friendly, they sometimes still have a bit of mold release on them. Remove any potential release by washing the aquarium piece in warm soapy water and set aside to dry.
Trace aquarium piece base onto a piece of Masonite. Then cut and bevel the edges.
Arrange the bark as a foundation for the aquarium piece. When they are dry, glue into place. I then gave them a quick shot of primer to see how fast it was absorbed into the wood.
Prime the whole structure white and allow to dry.
Paint the shadows by using a combination of VP White and VP Green Blue
Keep adding VP White to VP Green Blue until you build up to plain white.
Seal the finished piece with a clearcoat of your choice. I used two thin coats of gloss then two thin coats of Dullcoat
Dang! That was easy!