Yeees, I’m crafting again. Maintaining a tidy desk and crafting is not possible for me due to my unorganized nature. That means if I first break out the tools and materials, they will remain out in a heap for easy access when the mood strikes. I had packed it up before vacation and breaking it out again was a bit of a hurdle for me. But now its out and the inspiration is flowing free, much to my SO’s despair!
First project, a pier/dock/plateau (lets call it pdp). I will be getting the Ghost Archipelago when its out and I’d like to have some nautical/jungle themed terrain for that. I wanted a modular terrain piece that is easy to store and use for lots of things.
The base is the lid of a shoebox that by flipping it over can also be used to store the pdp and other small bits or walkways. I made a foamcore stamp to make the pattern, which I am not happy with at all, but it will do for now. Next time I will round off the shape of the stamp to get a cleaner look. My plan is to make more of these for easy storage and to be able to add height dimensions to by board. I’m always thinking of practical solutions for terrain now which can be a bit limiting.
The pdp is a piece of cardboard from the bottom of the shoebox to get the same size as the base with a ton of coffe stirrers glued to it in a 2 piece-3 piece pattern. Paintjob is simple, three- tones of brown and some highlights focused on the wood joints. Highlights are a bit on the bright side when I look at the pictures now, but I’ll have to see once its proper dry and with other terrain pieces on it if I need to wash it or something. Cutting the coffee stirrers were time consuming, but other than that its a very simple craft that I can use as a base for lots of indoor/semi outdoor/outdoor terrain. I will set it up and snap a pic or two once I’ve made more pieces like crates and such.