Posted:  24. 11. 2021.


I'm currently exploring new scenic photography ideas, and I finally got to use the leaf preservation technique with glycerine I heard so much about. This straightforward step-by-step covers the topic of how to make your natural moss last.

I've made several batches in the past weeks, until I finally had enough new scenery to do test scenic shots. Here are a few:

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This is awesome, thanks for sharing. I’ll have to try this! smile

By Bryan on 2021 11 25

You’re welcome!

By Ana Polanšćak    on 2021 12 03

Great tutorial! do you think there would be any issues using this preserved moss as basing material?

By William Ford on 2022 04 05

I think it would be just fine in terms of staying preserved. Depending on what you’re trying to achieve/simulate on a base, and how big that base is, it may be easier to use synthetic alternatives. But I don’t know what your idea is.

By Ana Polanšćak    on 2022 04 06

Great tutorial. Fantastis presentation. I will use it.
The trees you use behind the moss looks so good… How do you do that?

Thank you


By Mychyt on 2022 11 25

Thank you Mychyt! The trees were made of dried seafoam plant. First sprayed black, and then sprayed with glue and flocked with green leaf flock. All the aforementioned materials are commonly available in shops with miniature & diorama supplies. The resulting trees look nice and realistic, but are rather delicate. So I would not recommend for gaming terrain, but they’re fantastic for dioramas and photography.

By Ana Polanšćak    on 2022 11 28

I just got some moss today to try out this method for a wargaming base, it looks very good. Some questions came up for me though, like how might the moss change with age (color, texture, etc) and if I should paint it to keep a consistent color over time

By Ethan on 2023 06 03

Hi Ethan, preserved moss’s green may fade over a longer period of time. Some of mine has faded somewhat, while some is still holding its original colour. I’ve seen people successfully dye it by adding green food colouring to the glycerin water when preserving it, but I have not tried that myself.

By Ana Polanšćak    on 2023 06 04

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