The model of projects is one of the works most demanded by the professors in the course of Architecture and Urbanism. Through a model it is possible to size and promote better visualization regarding the work developed by the student. Residences, schools, public spaces, monuments, everything can be represented in mockups. Despite this, this type of work is difficult, takes a lot of time and can be very stressful to the student until delivery.
The construction of a model fair, demand a series of materials. In the mockups, everything that resembles the most with reality, will provide a more beautiful and presentable work. This includes people, cars, lighting and of course, a well-groomed grass! But how to make grass for mockups?
LEARN ONCE TO MAKE MAKEUP GRASS!
With little investment and the right materials, making grass for modeling becomes something much easier than you think! And the best: you can even make grass for models and stock! (I.e.
RIGHT, BUT WHAT DO I NEED TO MAKE GRAPH FOR PATCHES?
Our sample grass model will be using wood saw dust and acrylic paint in green tones. In addition, you will need some tools like: a PET bottle, a roller, a pair of gloves, a sieve or strainer.
STEP 1: Sift the saw dust in order to separate it and leave more uniform.
STEP 2: In the previously cut PET bottle, place the green acrylic paint.
STEPS 3: Then pour the saw dust.
STEP 4: Using a glove, wipe the saw dust with your hands with the paint until it is even green.
STEP 5: Pour into a wooden or styrofoam base.
STEP 6: Spread well in the base or styrofoam and place in an airy place to dry.
STEP 7: After drying, use a roller or other cylindrical object and grind the saw dust.
STEP 8: Just store your grass in a suitable container. If desired, it is advisable to sieve again to separate larger grains which may be attached to the smaller ones.
GRAY THICKNESS FOR MAQUETES:
As you may realize, it will be the sieve or colander that will give the thickness to your grass. The ideal is to make several stocks of different thicknesses, not to always use the same type of grass in all models.
GRASS FOR TEAMS AND SCALES:
In our example, the saw powder was sieved twice and thus obtained a very fine grass, ideal for scale models 1: 100, 1: 200 or smaller. You can also use fine sand in the process by dyeing it in the same way.
In mockups with larger scales (1:75, 1:50 or greater), you need to use roughly sifted sawdust. In the locksmiths themselves it is easy to find in the most varied thicknesses. Another tip is to use coarse sand or crushed fiberglass.
HOW TO PAINT GRASS FOR PATCHES?
For grass painting, it is also possible to use clothing dye or other paints that adhere easily to the material. The interesting thing is to do tests and see which one gets better at the expected result. We recommend that after the application you also use other shades of green, yellow or brown, applying with a brush and giving slight strokes on the grass to ensure an even more realistic effect as in the image below.
APPLICATION OF GRASS FOR PATCHES:
Applying grass in your mockup is very easy! Simply pour a little white glue in the desired location and brush evenly through the base. After this procedure, spread the grass over the glue site and shake the base until the grass slips and completely cover the spread glue. Remember, to reprove the grass that will remain in the base by tipping it and collecting it back into the container for reuse in the next few times!