As you suggested, I did a clear pour, then followed that up with a faint blue pour so you could just barley see the bottom.
By the way, I used artist's oil paint, and found it difficult to dissolve, but I made it work.
Thanks for a great product.
Here's a photo of how it turned out.
Hi Steve. I would paint the bottom the natural color it is, darker where its deep and feather to a lighter color at the shore. Definitely add rock etc. and glue down before pouring the Magic Water. You can also tint the product itself if you like, but I wouldn't do it too much. This river looks like a clean one so maybe you might want to add just a smidgen of blue to the resin. Use oil based paint or ink. Ive done this before with good results. You want to do it so faintly that you almost have to look for the blue. If you do just a clear pour I think you will be pleased also. You might want to do a clear pour first and then if you think you want more color you can do it as another layer.Hope this helps. Let me know how it turns out and send some pics if you can. In any case mix it well & have fun! Look through the photo gallery on my site, maybe some ideas.Dave