The fabric I used underneath was just simple inexpensive Navy Blue cotton fabric. I'd laid out the terrain as it would appear on the gaming days and placed the fabric over the water section. I cut it to match the coastline but made sure that it would sit further away from the coast area than what the vinyl would, allowing enough room for the blended section. I then did the same with the vinyl sheet cutting it so that it would end up where the final water position along the coastline would be. I'm not sure if this is the same with all clear vinyl but the piece I had had a smooth side and a rough side. I made sure the smooth side faced upwards for obvious reasons.
Next step was to spray the fabric. The paint I used was Plasti-kote Gloss Super in Mediterranean Blue.
|Plasti-kote Gloss Super - Mediterranean Blue||used for the light blue blending|
|Light blue spray blended to the Navy fabric|
|Closer picture of the light blue blend on Navy fabric|
|Light Blue on underside of clear vinyl|
|Close up of light blue on underside of clear vinyl|
In an upcoming post I'll highlight the terrain board mechanism that I use underneath the mat that allows me to create nearly any battlefield design I like.