I've seen so many cool figs on bases recently. For a nam base , I needed a little bigger than normal area for vegetation...... I found this dome base at
www.hobbylobby.com for 5 bucks. It's already finished so I didn't have to worry about warping:
It measures 8" in diameter.
Next I hot glued some floral Dry Foam to the base:
Next....mixing the ground work.I use 1 ice cream scooper of celluclay, 1 TABLESPOON of Elmer's glue, 1 TEASPOON of iron oxide colored acrylic paint(from Michael's) and a TABLESPOON of water . Use this for as many times as to get the amount needed. It was 8 for mine:
Mixing the recipe:
adding some foliage:
I then used a teaspoon to spread some red crushed volcanic rock over the entire base. I got most of my plants at saveoncrafts.com . I also got a few nice plants at Michael's.
The nail was for figure placement: