Chris Palmer I built another cork tile ruin for Frostgrave this week. (You can see my first attempt here.) This time I wanted to achieve a few things different than the first one; a second story to test how the cork held up to a taller structure, more debris scattered around, and a stone rather than a dirt base.
I used a 6"x 6" cork tile for the base and inscribed a 1 inch grid on it to represent paving/foundation stones
The wood is a mix of balsa and bass. The debris was made from cork scraps, aquarium gravel, and course sand. I painted it with my regular acrylic hobby paint.
The snow is from an old bottle of DecoArt “Snow-Tex”, textured snow paint, that I’ve had sitting around for at least a decade. I never had a use for it, and making these ruins inspired me to dig it out and put it to use. It goes on nice and thick and lumpy. Once that was dry, I brushed it with some white glue and then applied Woodland Scenics snow flocking,
I’m very pleased with how this building turned out, and I am currently considering what to build next. I’m considering doing a wizards tower, and attempting bend a sheet of cork into a round shape using an oatmeal canister as a base. my other thought is some sort of twin square towers that have some sort of precarious bridge between them. I also have in the back of my mind doing some sort of frozen dock for a Frostgrave waterfront…