- Its flexible and sturdy.
- It can be about any size you reasonably could want.
- Its dead easy and quick to do.
- Materials are cheap and pretty easy to find.
- Buy some dark brown spray paint. I used Krylon, but you can use any of them. Gloss or flat, doesn't matter much. (Gloss looks more like a wet field, I think).
- Buy a ridged polyfiber doormat with rubber backing, with ridges about 1/4 inch wide and 1/8 inch deep. I got mine at Target, 2' x 3', for about $3.99.
- Using heavy scissors (I used kitchen shears), cut the mat into desired shape and size. I made small rectangles with rounded corners, approximately 4" x 6".
- Spray the mat. Let it dry.
There you have it: quick and easy fields. To see the results:
In Fields, Part 2, I'll discuss how I am making a planted field.