As well as printed stuff, do any of the denizens here use other material for knocking up scenery? I know most of the other folk are pretty talented with the art-work, but do you put brush/mouse/tablet aside and use other things like wallpaper?
Often, when going through hardware stores, I make a bee-line for the wallpaper section, you know, looking for "samples for the backroom/utility room/kids' bedrooms". The Mrs usually finds somewhere to hide and not make it obvious she's with me, but hey, you find some real good stuff.
In some cases, I have used wood patterned paper on thick card and sliced it up into planks. The used those to make beams for buildings and things like walls and fences:
Another paper had a pattern that was just perfect for "large bricks" at 25 mm and up:
For this one, I used the "brick" textured paper for the walls, the wood for the floor and door and a stone textured one for the wall caps. The stone textured one I have used elsewhere by cutting into 25 mm squares and making a flag-stones for flooring and 25 by 10 mm for the wall stones.
Just wondering what others do.
Last Edit: May 11, 2015 19:55:26 GMT -9 by alloydog
So far most pieces have only been about A4 size. The wood was glued onto a chopped up cereal box then folded over to double the thickness and give the wood effect on both sides. The brickwork paper was glued onto corrugated card - though I have the corrugations running 45 degrees to make it stronger. Also, in those cases I used white PVA glue as that was all there was to hand.
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