I was never too much into miniature wargaming, so I had never tried to make any kind of terrain piece (I also play tabletop RPGs but in that case I avoid miniatures as much as possible). This has been changing since I came to know games such as Song of Blades and Heroes and Forge of War. As I play mostly with paper miniatures, I decided to build some simple terrain pieces that would suit them, using different paper types and, eventually, a few other materials.
The first pieces I made were a forest patch (about 6"x4"), a small piece of elevated terrain (to be used as impassable terrain providing partial cover) and a lake. They were made with green suede paper, brown light cardstock, and blue cellophane film. The bases are made of thin green EVA foam. I also used some green sawdust (modeling grass) and small bits of epoxy for the stones.