I call it Oatmeal because it looks like it. Don't eat it as my lawyer tells me to say it so I don't get sued.The vertical rocks are made of plaster but the green stuff on the tops of the mountains that I colored is oatmeal. The advantage is that is goes on easy, about 1/2 inch thick, smoothed out and ready for coloration with Woodland Scenics . The easy part is that you can poke trees into it without the need for drilling as you would have to do if it were plaster and that would leave a white powder residue. Yikes! The prior e-mail showed how to use it as well as using it as a base for the "dry wall mud"! That's the name!
"OATMEAL' IS YOUR FRIEND!
BEST PLAN IS TO USE A 5 GAL. CONTAINER FOR MIXING
- ½ SMALL VERMICULITE – COMES IN LARGE BAG (CENEX STORES)
- ½ FIBER BLO-IN INSULATION – 3-4 CU/FT BALES (HOME DEPOT)
- MIX DRY TO ¾ CONTAINER WHEN WATER IS ADDED AND ADD EQUAL
- PARTS OF DRY MIX UNTIL ¾ FULL.
- ADD WATER TO MAKE A THICK OATMEAL CONSISTENCY
- ADD 1 GAL. OF JOINT COMPOUND
- ADD POWDERED OR PRE-MIX PAINT TO COLOR THE MIX ( greys, tans, light colors)
- ADD ½ TEASPOON LIQUID SOAP DETERGENT
- MIX THOROUGHLY. WILL KEEP 3-6 MONTHS IF KEPT COVERED AND STORED IN A COOL PLACE.
- BEFORE USING ADD ONE QUART OF WHITE ELMERS GLUE, AND MIX THOROUGHLY. USE WITHIN TWO MONTHS.
- TAKES SEVERAL DAYS TO DRY TO PLANT TREES IN, BUT STAYS SOFT FOREVER.