After getting the foundation for the engine facility pretty much finished up I went back to making some weeds, this time I wanted some dead and brown weeds to spark a little contrast with the grass that I covered the yard with.
I looked online for for brown static grass and only found a few places that had it, none of which really had what I thought looked like dead weeds. On top of that, what I did find one came from the UK and wanted $15 to ship a couple of bags to this side of the pond, the other was stateside, but the shipping was still about the same.
Not long ago I remembered watching a video where a guy was placing some grass tufts and as he peeled them off the paper it looked like he had sprayed them with brown paint? Sure enough, I went back and watched his video again and he used Vallejo. I didn't have any of that but I did have some TruColor browns.
The other thing I didn't have was some 4mm & 7mm Yellow Straw grass until it arrived in the mailbox today. So I figured I'd try painting some Light Green grass that I had on hand until the Yellow Straw arrived.
I started by applying dots of Elmer's glue full strength to some parchment paper. Then grabbed the three brown TCP colors I had on hand.
Later after the my Yellow grass arrived I quickly made four sets of tufts and set them aside to dry. This time I only used the Mud & Dirt and sprayed two sheets each.