I will be helping with the event by supplying Terrain, my first task was creating a jungle gaming mat.
I decided to construct my mat from fabric material, the reasons for this choice:
- its easy to transport, fold, unfold,store and hugs the gaming table.
- creating a hill is no problem: just pop a suitable piece of shaped stryene foam under the mat.
- the fabric adds texture and at the same time other pieces of terrain such as roads,trees, rivers etc... sit on the mat blending in with the fabric on the mat without creating gaps between the terrain item and mat.
|Completed Jungle Mat.|
|Some trees on the mat to check out the effect.|
|Here is a terrain mat I made a while back for the European theater, I used spray cans of paint to add the colours.|
|The underside of the mat showing the fleece type 100 % polyester material.|
|Fabric spread out over the table ready for its conversion into a jungle mat rather than into winter suitings.|
I used standard student Acrylic paints purchased at AUD $10 for 4 tubes which will be applied with a paint brush. The colours I used were Cadmullian Yellow, Cobalt Blue,Yellow Ochre and Burnt Umber.
To achieve this technique I used this piece of terrain I made for my Europe Terrain.
Its a paddock constructed from a piece of heavy canvas with caulking thickly applied on the top to create a uneven surface and coated with different flock.
|I placed the piece of terrain under the fabric,using Burnt Umber paint with a paint brush I rubbed the paint onto the fabric creating the texture.|
|By adding a bit of Yellow Ochre to the Burnt Umber you can vary the shade.|
|To create different texture you can experiment by placing different item on the underside of the fabric.|
|The lines where created by placing some electric wire on the underside of the fabric.|
|To create the greenery, mix blue and yellow paint together to create Green paint.|
Use the brush to dab onto the mat, vary the size and the colour of the green by adding a bit more yellow.
|Allow to dry and using Burnt Umber or a mix of Burnt Umber and yellow Ochre, lightly dry brush over the green areas to make them blend in with the rest of the mat.|
|Completed jungle mat.|