Joe, A year or so ago you posted on the MRR forum about a dry tempra paint mixture in the dry plaster to add some earth toned color to zip texturing. ...do you still have the formulas?...I wrote them down but don't have a clue where i put it and my wife is real upset with me now for messing up the bookshelves yesterday looking for it...(gee, i have a lot of train notes, train books and mags.)...I tried a small spot on the layout last night using what i thought would work, but it came out way too dark...chuck
That's a link to the post in my scenery clinic where I talk about mixing "zip texturing" using dry powdered tempera and plaster.
The general rule is if it's too dark, then add in twice as much plaster and try again. You generally need at least 50% plaster to make the mix work, and even better is 70 - 80% plaster to color. In some cases even 90% plaster isn't unreasonable if you want something very light. Joe Fugate http://siskiyou-railfan.net - 200,000 hits and counting!