Friday, July 05, 2013

Tabletop dressing

One of the regular readers of the MarauderS blog has asked what did I use to create the hill shapes under my tabletop drapery.

In answer to this I have made a series of short videos covering all aspects of the tabletop dressing that I currently use.

 
Starting off with just getting the tabletop surface.
In this case an old chalkboard that is 4 feet by 6 feet.


Next the 'hills' are placed and taped onto the table surface.
The geo-hex is 30 cm across flats (close to 1 foot).


Then the cloth drapery is place over the surface.


Then the 'greenery' and water features are laid out and brought to life.


Finally the urban environment is completed.

My thanks to Jim and Jeff for the inspiring questions and suggestions to do video of my processes.

6 comments:

Rafael Pardo said...

A good point that my wife would approve: to protect the diner table befor to laid the chalkboard!
Regards
Rafa

Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

Nice set of videos. Well done!

Grimsby Mariner said...

simple and effective. Reminds so much of my youth.

tradgardmastare said...

Great stuff indeed-well done!

Chef du Whip said...

Excellent, the citizenry of Hesse Kassoulet are appropriately impressed and a little concerned that the lay of the land they know so well is subject to upheaval.

MurdocK said...

Thank you for your kind words of support.

I had intended to show how simple items can be used to great effect on the tabletop.

One need not get the latest GeoHex or what-have-you to put on a good show!