With the crazy way these last few weeks of summer have gone, I will certainly take fall... if not winter, over this.
Between many tasks today, a few layers of paint were applied to that base set. I decided to go with a darker red to contrast the previous marble color.
I also brought out a few weathering powders to tone down some areas and smooth out some textures.
Not quite done with these yet, but I may wait until I have some minis to put on them first.
They were more for testing some things than anything else, but I'm sure I can find some fun Reaper or Dark Sword minis to put on them!
You may not remember that huge batch of Mica texture forest bases, but I had some colors out already for something else, and I wanted to use them up! This is the benefit of having those million and one simultaneous projects :-)
Painting the Mica is more art than science. Sometimes the layers don't separate quite as much when you apply them, and you have to "paint in" the leaves a bit more.
This can be done by either painting some darker colors under those 'edges', or doing some brighter highlights along those edges. I try not to get too crazy with those highlights, as the goal is to enhance the miniature, and not detract from it!