I crafted the first 20" of roads from a roof shingle that blew off our house during a storm. I still have to make curves and other roadway features. I chose to use the gravel side. I brushed on some brown paint then while still wet sprinkled on some light green flocking and then glued some static grass down in spots. The picture shows up more black than what it looks like on my table. Much more brown on my craft table. Good start for now.