Some of you may remember my little tutorial on doing Marble, if not you can find it at the bottom of this Post and works well on big surfaces, but not so well on small ones. So I've been looking for an alternative, partly luck, partly brain fart I thought what about contrast paint, to do the faded grey in the background, and surprisingly it worked ! Here is a step by step guide on how I did it :
Step 1 base colour the statue in black.
Step 2 apply white contrast in areas you want the background colour, making sure to leave areas of pure black.
Step 3 add white fracture lines on the pure black areas.
Step 4 add black fracture lines on the muted grey areas.
Step 5 cover the statue in gloss varnish, to complete the effect.
So why did I need this, well the building I'm currently working on has 4 small statues on, which I'm trying to finish for SOS, that's all for this post, so until next time stay safe and have fun !