· The Hobo Spider Assassin
Ok, TK.....first know that I contacted Terra, she's the queen of aging techniques in my humble opinion! She gave me ideas and hints. Then I took off on an excursion in my area and looked at the effects of our wonderful NW climate on structures around my home town. Took lot's of pictures as reference and then tried my hand at duplicating the appearance. Of course, being afraid of making a mistake on my labor of love, I duplicated the look on a scrap piece of foam, or plastered plywood (in the case of my columns) and played with the various techniques and colors. Dry brushing, spray bottle of water to mist, rubbing with dry cloths, etc. Until I found the look through the technique or combination of techniques. Being color blind (shade blind often called red/green deficient) I am in need of some assistance in hues and colors, but I work it out. The only thing that I couldn't bring myself to do was to beat it with a chain or hammer (at least this year).