Have you ever wondered how model builders and miniaturist create there beautiful scenery? Well this is the first step when it comes to landscaping. Today I will show you how to make scenic turf/flocking.
- Mixing containers
- Stirrers for mixing
- Pan’s for drying
First, line up your containers and add about 1/4 cup of water to each container that you tend to make your colors. Next add a few good squirts of paint to the water to get your base color and mix till incorporated. I used DecoArt/Americana paints in Hauser Dark Green, Hauser Medium Green, Light Avocado and Hauser Light Green. Then add about 1 cup worth of sawdust that you can get at your local hardware store for free. Mix the sawdust into the water/paint mixture till thoroughly blended. If you need to add more paint to get the desired color just go ahead and add more. Also, if you feel that you have too much wetness in the mixture just add more of the sawdust to help absorb more of the paint and water. Just keep stirring. Eventually it will all come together.
Next, get your baking pans ready line them with aluminum foil and spread out your turf into an even layer. Put your turf into a low temperature oven between 200-250 degrees F or at (90-120 degrees C). You will see that it is all clumped together for now, but just wait. Set a timer for about 20 minutes and then come back and stir. Keep doing this until you can feel that most of the moisture has been extracted from the sawdust and that when you try and squeeze the turf that it will not stick together. This whole process should take about 1-2 hours. Once dry let cool.
To apply this to your miniatures, use PVA glue and sprinkle your turf over your area. You can make large batches of this ahead of time and have it on hand for whenever you need. Be creative and make any color.All content and images are Copyright ©2010-2017 Angelic Creations LLC All rights reserved.