Ok now for somewhere to use this Ivy details. First of homemade then we have some bought terrain coming up, so some In The Box to look forward to.
A highlighter with suitable cap
You probably need some cutting device
for the plastic card and lollipop stick etc but you'll figure that out later on.
So the method I've used to texture the tower is rather simple. You take the cap that preferably is somewhat brick shaped and push it in to the styrofoam then you fill in the imprint so it becomes more defined and permanent, it's not the inc you want. You want to break the surface layer of the styrofoam and widen the imprint that the dull cap probably won't manage.
Then do this to the entire tower.
I got a bit carried away an forgot both to take pictures of the inside and before I painted it. I'll try to make an sketch how the inside looks.
The base for the platform will add a a removable wall/boarder that goes around the platform. and the door for the hole where the dice comes out. with working hinges.
Leans a bit forward but that gets corrected by the base.
To be continued....