Paul's work was definitely inspiring! And I've been getting annoyed at how the small LifeLike trees are easily knocked over during play. Basing trees is definitely the way to go. Had to get this done before the next big battle day at the club.
I picked up a bagful of thin wooden shapes at the big craft store. Teardrops, circles, and ovals - these were in the popsicle stick aisle, not the wooden things aisle. Stacked them up and spray painted the edges all at once. Then spread them out and sprayed the tops with texture paint. Did some quick brush painting to highlight the roots molded onto the plastic tree bases and add some streaks of colour to the trunks. Then glued down trees, rocks, twigs, and some patches of tealeaves and flocking.
Twigs and tealeaves dried and sterilised in the microwave first. I have a couple of containers of tealeaves all prepared in a few different colour assortments. Twigs I gather and dry as needed for each project.
The forest assembled
Some conifers, deployed for action
Some deciduous, deployed for action