Then I mixed together Liquitex Blue acrylic paint with transparent green polytranspar paint to make a thin wash.
I applied the wash over the clay waves in thin coats.
After several coats of the blue/green wash I dry brushed in some white caps.
When my painted sea dried I gave it several coats of water based clear varnish to seal the finish.
While the varnish was setting I mixed up a small batch of EnviroTex Clear resin.
I wanted to do a test mixture of the Envirotex, sand and broken bits of shell to be sure it cured properly. The next morning I saw it had set fine - clear and hard!
So I mixed up a second batch and poured it into the bottom of the listing boat letting it settle to the side. I've never seen the floor of a work boat yet that didn't have some sea water slogging back and forth. The EnviroTex captured this look perfectly!
Here are some photos of the finished piece. Click on them if you'd like a larger view:
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