Iam not sure how to post a link to a previous topic, but if you go to the 'Size Doesn't Matter' section, Mon Sept 20, 2014, Emley-Sous-Bois there are some photo's of my layout. The background was made all on A4 sheets of paper printed off by myself. A basic description is:
The main backscene is 3-D effect, built ‘decoupage’ style. Layer1 is the sky, which is blue emulsion painted directly onto a sheet of 5mm plywood. Layer 2 is the hills, these were scenes downloaded from the ‘Google Street View’ website, by ‘driving’ along the road ‘Route du Feu de la Calanque de Sormiou’ in the ‘Les Calaques de Marseille a Cassis’. The views were printed onto A4 paper which was cut to the required shape and size by trimming around rocks, bushes and different ground cover areas and knitting them together so that there was no obvious straight join line. Layer 3 is the rooftops, these were taken from the ‘Google Images’ website to obtain the correct style of roof-top for the South of France. These were modified where necessary using Microsoft Paint & Microsoft Photo Editor to remove any unwanted details, then cut to the required size by trimming around buildings and roof sections so as not to have an obvious straight join lines. These were mounted on 6mm foam board to space them from layer 2. Layer 4 is the trees, this is a mixture of foam mating and foam scatters over tree shaped card formers. These were mounted 20mm in front of layer 3. Layer 5 is the concrete wall, these images were taken from the CG Textures website, printed onto paper and glued to foamboard.
Each layer was printed onto normal 100g/m² paper, after trimming it was coated on the back with PVA, and pasted onto the backboard. It was then rolled with hand roller to dispel any air or lumps of thick PVA, wiped over with a damp cloth, covered with cling film and then weighted down with heavy books and left to dry. It was then protected by a layer of ‘Wilco’ quick dry satin varnish, which was left to dry before the next layer was added.
Hope this helps. (The layout has moved on a lot since the photo's were added)
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