My parents bought me this book on model making for Christmas and it is the bomb-diggity (people still say that right...?)
It's got a great section on making surfaces and I've been trying out some of the ideas.
Which includes using tea from a used tea bag.
Crushing up egg shell.
And using herbs, which is making my studio space very... fragrant.
To put the materials into practice I made this simple piece.
The tea forms the basis of soil along with some paint and glue, and I added some of the egg shell too.
The mixed herbs, plus a bit of green paint, make the grass.
This piece gave me a chance to practice printing bricks using my brick stamp.