Making Tilean Roads

My new (cheap*) method of making ‘ancient’ Tilean roads

1.Draw lines then stones on foam card
2. Score lines with a scalpel and peel off edges (free hand makes for natural wobbly-ish lines to give a not too neat edge to the paving stones).
3. Score then peel off the strips in between the paving stones.

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4. Cut and pluck off gaps between stones.
5. Press the revealed foam down a bit with the wrong end of a brush.
6. Squirt PVA glue on.

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7. Spread the glue. (I then stippled it, then respread it. I have no idea why but it was fun, like the sort of stuff I did a lot when I was a kid. Who needs a reason?)
8. Paint with mixed cheap acrylic from book shop.
9. Use a brush end to speckle the still wet paint.

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10. Use a sponge and some lighter paint to speckle some more.
11. PVA grass along the edges and in between some stones.

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Join ’em up an’ job’s a good un!

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PS: If you want to make some old stone animal pens, use cheap fish tank gravel and PVA (liberally poured on) to build walls. No painting required!

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* ‘Cheap’ mainly because I already owned the necessary bits and bobs already!

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