You have seen many examples of my Bark and Branch basing technique, but I did a little experiment with this set.
I had a few chunks of dried tree wood, and I wanted to see how that might work out.
While my "standard" bark provides a shale like texture, the chunks of wood had some very nice striations.
These bases were created with very heavy bark from a red pine. It almost resembled lava flows in some ways.
These bases were made for my 7th Cavalry and Pony Express rider NPC characters.
Each of these three primary textures look fantastic when they are painted, and some extra foliage added as well.
These bases are made with those chunks of wood. I believe a few of them were actually pieces of mulch, or from trees that had been recently cut down.