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Any tips on simple effects for making worked wood have that being in a swamp & not cared for look?

 

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Could dry brushing or sponge-dabbing various olive greens and similar dull mossy earth tones help give the effect of gunk growing on the wood (moss, lichen, mold, fungus, etc)? 

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Like exposed wood in any other environment, wood will go grey as its tannins are leached from its surface layers. But in a swamp environment there will be more green in evidence from mosses, slimes, and algae, so some greenish washes wouldn't go amiss. Also, the colour of the wood will be much darker where it is in contact with moisture, so things like moorage piles and things should be painted darker at the water-line and fading to the usual grey where the wood has stayed dry.

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Thanks for the suggestions. Gonna paint up the wood this weekend. 

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