To go along with the stumps and logs I built earlier I have been making some whole, but dead, trees to accompany them.
These are made in pretty much the same way, hardboard base, a card interior structure, cat food box card, and then Das/PVA mix.
I then painted them in the same way I had before, greys and browns highlighted with cream and then sealed with antique oak varnish.
Thoughts on the whole process now they are complete are that I probably would have had a better result with a wire base, which I have plenty of, and that the card gave a very flat effect to the outer twigs which needed to be thinner.
So they're OK, but could have been better and I won't use card as a base again, wire next time. However when that will be .....
I will be using these in our games for the foreseeable future.
End of Tree Report:
Branches:Could be better