Sunday, July 28, 2013

Rivers, Rapids and Rushing Streams Pt 11a

Rivers, Rapids and Rushing Streams Pt 11a

Combining Thursday night work with Sunday.

Starting off on the South Creek at the new bridge near Argo Mill down stream of Idaho springs.

Here we added silicon caulk do give a ripple effect for highlighting. The lower left also acts as a dam to allow next section to receive one more pour of resin to raise "water" level so they match.

Switching to Forks Creek, this is after the repair on the matte blotting effort. Adding streaks of matte and gloss to suggest flow.

This is the Forks Creek section under the Truss bridge (these bridges are all made removable to make work and cleaning easier. Note Silicon caulk added for the ripples. Here they are more subtle. As a narrow section opens up to a wider section water will slow down if depth is same. So ripples need to be less aggressive.

Switching back to the South Creek Bridge. Here the bridge deck is added to demonstrate final effect. Checking what is seen will help you determine any changes you want at this stage.

This shot is the same spot as above a little closer after silicon caulk has dried. Note the ridges and uneven areas barely visible, these will pop when you highlight.

Next shot is the upstream section from trestle, dams added as need to add more resin.

These 3 photos show the basically completed creek flowing down from South Creek Truss Bridge to Forks Creek trestle. They will continue to be tweaked tell they are "done", but you get the idea.

Now for the critical addition of highlights. Here you can see they are much less than when the 2 creeks merge. Also like at Forks Creek the wider section is less aggressive as the water slows due to width of creek.

Bridge deck in place to visualize the final look.

Final 3 shots show a before and after at critical steps to see the transformation.

Here the creek has the dried matte medium in place.

Highlighting added to silicon caulk shown previously.

Gloss medium added to give sparkle.

That's all for now. Still not totally recovered so don't think I will get anymore done until tomorrow afternoon.

Thanks Cameron

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